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Rancher questions killing of goats

Sheriff's spokesman: Officers likely hoped to end goats' suffering after dog attack in French Camp

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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 12:00 am

Benjamin Ruvalcaba was the latest goat owner to lose part of his flock to a pack of wild dogs, which have been responsible for more than 200 livestock deaths in French Camp since Friday.

The pack injured five goats on Wednesday. When San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies and animal control officers responded around 2 a.m., they decided that their wounds were too severe for the goats to survive.

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  • Robert Jacobs posted at 9:02 am on Sun, Apr 28, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    I'm fairly sure this owner should have made his goats more inaccessible to other wild animals and then he wouldn't be going through this!

    I say good job to the animal control officers, whom I'm sure weren't out looking for goats to shoot! They did what they thought was necessary to keep these animals suffering to a minimum!

     
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