Pet sheep dies in brutal attack
THE horrific mauling death of her pet sheep has made the Christmas holiday break memorable in the worst way for a Monto nine-year-old.
The girl and her family, who wish to remain anonymous, woke on December 30 to find the sheep, named Kayley, savagely killed, allegedly by dogs.
“This was done to Kayley in town, not on property,” the owners said.
A graphic photo of the sheep shows the extent of her injuries.
“I only took one (photo). It was a little too upsetting to get any closer,” the owner said. “We had a visit from Animal Control from Gayndah on Thursday following up ... they basically said without video footage they can only record the incident and see if it relates to any further incidents.
“We have placed a camera in the yard where the attack happened as we have a pet goat named Garby as well, but since then have not recorded any animals entering our property.”
The owner said she had spoken to other Monto locals who believed their animals had been attacked and killed by dogs.
“I can only stress to the owners of pets and livestock to keep vigilant as I would hate for this to happen to anyone else.”
DISTURBING: A nine-year-old’s pet sheep was found mauled to death in Monto on December 30.