Sad ... dog attack

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by keren, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    A friend came up to stay for a few days ... yesterday his two dogs - one pet Lab and one working dog (Border Collie) got off their chains ... killed four goats and injured many more. They took them into the vet and had them euthanased ...

    So sad, for the goats, the dogs and the people :(
     
  2. heathersboers

    heathersboers New Member

    629
    Sep 5, 2008
    Wilson N.C.
    That is horrible!!! that is the best thing they could have done though-It could have been a child instead of a goat!
     

  3. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    you know heather, they have a little boy five yrs old and an 8 mth old baby girl ...
     
  4. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

    429
    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    I have to disagree about the kid comment. BC and Labs are both breeds with high prey drives. That does not mean however they would harm a child.

    Still it is a sad situation all around.
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I am sorry to hear .....that the attack happened ....and ended up the way it did.....so sad.. :(
    I am so sorry........... :hug: :tears:
     
  6. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    I am so sorry and I hope your other goats are OK. :hug:
     
  7. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    The Lab has killed other animals before ... and been around some funny situations. A few weeks ago the five yr old's special doe was found dead under some funny circumstances, which now appear to be pointing to the Lab. And there have been other similar things happen. I do think they did the right thing, even though it is sad.

    Oh crap, Alyssa thanks for your comment, I only just realised that my original post made it sound like my friend's dogs had killed MY goats, when I meant to say that when he came up yesterday he told me that his dogs had killed HIS goats :oops:
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I think they did the right thing to......but yes... it is very sad.... :(
     
  9. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Oh gosh keren :ROFL:

    I thought your goats had been killed :doh:
    Though I am still sad for their goats too
     
  10. Laurel_Haven

    Laurel_Haven New Member

    768
    Oct 19, 2007
    South Carolina
    Oh that is just horrible, the attack and the outcome of the dogs.
     
  11. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Oh, that is really sad. The owner of the dogs and goats must feel terrible. That would be so hard.
     
  12. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    That is such a sad and difficult situation. I feel for them. :(
     
  13. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    wait.. who got euthanised? the dogs? or the injured goats?
     
  14. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    I figured it was the dogs :shrug:
     
  15. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    was it both?
     
  16. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    :sigh: that's terrible....
     
  17. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Sorry ... it appears I am not very coherent today.

    The dogs were euthanased at the vet. Four goats killed outright, rest of the injured goats were not too bad to need euthanasia but bad enough to need a patch up job.
     
  18. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    ok.. now i get it ..well it is very sad, but i would put mine down if he did that
     
  19. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    So sorry for your friend...I too would have dogs put down if they attacked my goats. :hug:
     
  20. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    How horrible. It is so hard when you have to put down a dog because of that but I totally agree wit hit. No matter what type of dog it is ANY dog can turn and kill like that. I do believe if they feel threatened they will turn and kill.

    I have a Lab that feels she has to be the peace maker and is always going after a goat. Well lucky mine have horns and they have finally put her in her place. She really only goes after them if we are home and she wants to be the hero. If they are butting heads, oh she will not stand for it and goes to them and barks until they stop.