Pet sheep dies in bru­tal at­tack

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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.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

DIS­TURB­ING: A nine-year-old’s pet sheep was found mauled to death in Monto on De­cem­ber 30.

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