SANTA CLARITA (CBS) — A trio of pit bulls who attacked and killed dozens of goats in the backyard of a home outside Palmdale were locked up Wednesday in a local animal shelter.
KNX 1070’s Bill Polish reports the dogs could be euthanized if officials are unable to locate their owner.
Animal control officers are still searching for an fourth pit bull that is believed to have killed 43 goats at a property in unincorporated Lake Los Angeles.
“We have a 10-day patrol set up to capture the remaining animal that is at large,” said Daniel Ubario, the manager of the Lancaster Animal Shelter.
Ubario said there are signs that the pit bulls dug under a fence specifically to attack the goats.
The fate of the dogs may ultimately depend on whether an owner can be found.
“If we are unsuccessful at finding an owner, the animals after the stray holding period may be euthanized,” said Ubario.
No other animals or humans were involved in the attack.