EUGENE, Ore. -- Two dogs were put down Wednesday afternoon following an attack that left six sheep dead and eight more injured, just weeks after dozens of other sheep were killed in the same area.
KEZI 9 News talked to the dogs’ owner who said he’s devastated after having to put down the two Rottweilers.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call around 2:15 p.m. about the attack in a field on Fir Butte Road. When deputies arrived, they said two dogs were pointed out as responsible for the attack.
Officials said the sheep’s owner will file a dangerous behavior complaint against the dog owner in the next couple of days.
At this time, officials say they don't believe these dogs were responsible for a similar attack on Clear Lake Road earlier this month. In that incident about 40 sheep were killed.