Washington residents warned about 'bloodthirsty' dog pack
A "bloodthirsty" pack of dogs has killed about 100 animals in the past few months while eluding law enforcement and volunteers in northeastern Washington state, residents and authorities said.
The killings started in late March and have occurred in a wide area of mountains and valleys west of Deer Park, a small town about 40 miles north of Spokane.
"Trying to figure out where they are going to hit is next to impossible," Stevens County Undersheriff Lavonne Webb said Thursday. "Nobody is claiming ownership of any animals involved in the pack."
Most recently, the dogs killed a 350-pound llama Tuesday night. They've also killed goats and other farm animals.
So far, no humans have been attacked. But authorities are warning residents to take whatever steps are necessary to protect their families and animals because the dogs appear to be killing for fun rather than food."
I've warned of this on the podcast a number of times. Especially following a major catastrophe I expect we'll see more of this in the future. Don't get me wrong, I'm a dog lover and have a couple of them as members of our little family. Still, I recognize the potential for danger large groups of wild dogs can pose. It's definitely worth planning for that contingency in your survival/preparedness plans.