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Published May 07, 2013, 11:40 AM

Dogs kill a dozen sheep in NDSU research barn

Authorities say a dozen sheep are dead after two dogs entered a North Dakota State University research barn in Fargo and attacked the animals.

By: Forum News Service ,

FARGO, N.D. — Authorities say a dozen sheep are dead after two dogs entered a North Dakota State University research barn in Fargo and attacked the animals.

Campus police Lt. Greg Stone said employees discovered the dogs when they showed up for work around 8 a.m. Tuesday at the barn located in the 3200 block of 19th Avenue North, northwest of the main NDSU campus.

“They’d probably been in there for a while, because they’d done a lot of carnage,” Stone said of the dogs, both huskies.

Some sheep had been killed, while others had to be euthanized because of their injuries, Stone said. At least two others were still being treated for injuries, he said.

The dogs were no longer attacking the sheep when authorities arrived, he said.

“They were just lying around, lounging, and they were good. They were good around people,” he said.

An animal control officer from the Fargo Police Department impounded the canines. Stone said he didn’t know what would happen to the dogs, but he said they probably won’t be euthanized.

The dogs both had tags listing a north Fargo address, he said. Police hadn’t contacted the dogs’ owner yet and were looking at what city ordinances or state laws could apply. At a minimum, the owner could be cited for dog at large, which is a noncriminal infraction, he said.

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