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Wisconsin dairy puts down 9 calves after dog attack


A Grant County, Wisconsin dairy was forced to put down nine Holstein calves after a dog attack last week on their farm. 

On Thursday at 6:22 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office was called to a dairy farm on Milner Ln. in Little Grant Township to investigate a dog attack on the farm’s Holstein calves. Upon arrival, the dogs had since fled from the scene. After several hours of searching, the owner was found. He confirmed to the deputy that the dogs belonged to him and was charged with Dogs running at large, Untagged Dogs, and Dogs Causing Injury-Without Notice.

A veterinarian from Lancaster Vet Clinic had to put down nine calves as a result of the incident.

The dog owner is in contact with the owner of the calves and is in agreement to take care of the damages his dogs caused. 

Unfortunately dog attacks are not uncommon in agriculture. In December, a Florida FFA student found a pack of dogs had killed five of her goats and injured a sixth. In January, a pack of dogs killed more than 30 calves in Arkansas.

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