I wonder...are the dogs all feral, or do they ‘acquire’ temporary pack members let out at night by unsuspecting owners, unaware their dogs lead double lives.
I mention this only because there have been instances where some dogs captured during such killings turn out to be pets.
My father in law raises sheep. Anyway the standard MO is you shoot dogs on site on the property. They get in time to time and usually we catch em in the act. Gun em down and if they have tags we sue the owners for damages and always get paid. Anyway one year he stopped counting at 170 kills by august. That was one bad year though. Common problem for livestock owners. In VA you can react.
Fifi can go Cujo when the pack runs.
Another great reason to confine your dogs.
[But I can’t even fathom people who *don’t*...they care nothing for their dogs’ welfare?]
>> I mention this only because there have been instances where some dogs captured during such killings turn out to be pets.
Interesting, but difficult to see that happening with the more intelligent, loyal breeds.
Where I live that was a huge problem. Owners had no idea fluffy was running the country side with other dogs and killing calves. My dad had a real problem with one ladies dog that was actually the pack leader. Dad tried to discuss it with her repeatedly but she was so deep in denial, no way was her dog chasing my dad’s cattle.
One morning my hubby got a shot off at fluffy, he fell as if dead then got up, the wounded dog ran straight to her house and we followed him. I knocked on the door and asked her if that was her dog. Yep it was her dog and we were the bad guys after my dad had talked to her about it many, many times. Her dog survived but I had to threaten to kick her butt to make her quit screaming at my dad and hubby.