A Sad Day
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
It is a sad day for us. I'm not Sparking today. I woke up to my hubby hunting for his shot gun. New renters on the 5 acre property behind us concerned us because of the three very large pitt bulls they owned. They have been there for 2 wks. We worried about them but didn't want to borrow trouble.
This morning the dogs dug under our fence and into our fields and got into our corrals and killed 3 of our sheep and injured Lulu, my horse, by tearing into her neck. I won't got into details but the sheriff and animal control arrived to help Chris who was holding a shot gun on the dogs so they wouldn't go after Lulu again, as they tore up the sheep. We had 5 squad cars here and two animal control officers. As the animal control officers were trying to capture the dogs, two dogs tried to attack the animal control officer and the police had to shoot two of the dogs. Animal control was able to get the third into their truck. Two of our sheep were suffering terribly. Our horse vet stitched up Lulu's wounds and then agreed to put them down. We were so grateful for her kindness. I had to call carcass removal which sounds so vile, but they were so caring and helpful. CBS channel two had a reporter out who wanted to interview me and get a story during all of this. I know he was disappointed that I refused to help him with his story or appear on camera. I was nice to him and asked him to understand that we were quite upset and needed to finish with the police and make calls. He took all kinds of video and asked us both for the basic details. He eventually left. Now there is an NBC van and camera man videoing our place. I told the CBS guy that the story is down the street where the irresponsible pet owners live!!! I said he should focus there and expose them!
Everyone was so nice today. The police and the animal control officers were all so shook up. They said they had never seen such vicious dogs in all their years.
Now our focus is on my horse Lulu, and Mary, our one sheep that escaped the attack.
I thank God for sparing Chris and our two dogs. I'm grateful that Lulu is going to be okay, barring an infection. I'm glad these dogs won't be able to hurt any of our neighbor children, or any one else for that matter. It is a tragedy all the way around.
We hope that these people have consequences so they won't put anyone else through this.
Thank you for listening, Spark friends. You have helped me process this experience by sharing.