DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Twenty sheep on a Bucks County farm are the targets of a vicious attack by nearby dogs and the owner feels the wounds are so severe that some of the animals may need to be put down.
The farmer who owns the sheep says two dogs were chasing his animals down throughout the night. He says humane officers from Harrisburg are on their way to Doylestown to investigate.
Many of the wounds to the sheep are so severe farmer Rick Cohl believes several of the animals will need to be put to death.
“I’ve never seen anything to that extent. Once in awhile you have something come along and maybe just attack one sheep, but 20 plus, I’ve never seen anything that great,” said Cohl.
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The dogs that are believed to be responsible are huskies. They belong to a neighbor who refused to be interviewed by Eyewitness News. She contends her dogs are normally friendly, but somehow they got through the fence that surrounds her home Monday night.
Many of the sheep required several stitches to close gaping wounds.
“The claws were mostly cutting them wide open and they had to sew them back together,” Cohl said.
Cohl says he’s looking at a veterinary bill to take care of the sheep that could cost him thousands of dollars.
“We’re look at about $20,000 the way it stands now and the vets are going to come out tomorrow and work on them again, so it’s more,” Cohl explained.
Cohl is demanding that his neighbor cover the costs for taking care of the sheep. Whether or not the neighbor has agreed to do so remains unclear.
Reported by Todd Quinones, CBS 3