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Dogs put down after second sheep slaughter in Eugene

Two dogs were put down Wednesday afternoon following an attack that left six sheep dead and eight more injured.

Posted: Apr 17, 2019 5:31 PM
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 7:22 AM

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.

RELATED: Dozens of sheep killed in suspected dog attack in Eugene

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.

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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.

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