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Investigators Do Not Believe Large Cat Killed Monroe Co. Animals

Posted at 1:56 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 18:33:56-04

MONROE COUNTY, KY. (WAVE/WNKY) — When three horses and two dogs were found dead Sunday in Monroe County, the sheriff’s office believed that the animals were killed by a large animal.

But now the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Diagnostics Team says that it not the case.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife responded to the reports of the dead animals on Sunday in the Bill Butler Spur area. It is believed that whatever happened to them happened in the early morning hours.

The dogs killed were a pit bull and a husky.

Because the sheriff’s office believed that the killings were done by a large cat or another large animal, residents were advised to keep a close eye on animals and children while outside.

However, the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife diagnostics team said the deaths are not conclusive to an animal attack at all. The Monroe County Sheriff disagrees.

“These animals were not shot and they were not stabbed by a knife,” said Sheriff Dale Ford. “They were mauled. They were killed by some kind of big, vicious animal that is deadly.”

The owners of the animals say that they just want answers to prevent this from happening to someone else’s pet or even children.