NY Dog Posthumously Cleared In Livestock Slaughter

FORESTBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- The reprieve came too late for the dog in question, but an animal control officer in rural southern New York says it was likely coyotes that killed six alpacas and a llama at a farm.

The animals were attacked and killed in October at Stuart Salenger's farm in Forestburgh.

The Times Herald-Record reports a farm manager believed the culprit was the neighbor's dog, which was shot at the scene of the crime a few days later.

Now, the animal control officer's report is likely to add fuel to an ongoing feud between Salenger and his neighbor.

Even before the dog's shooting, the two had been involved in a land use dispute.


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  • by Daphne on Jan 12, 2010 at 04:52 PM
    I absolutely did not. In no way did I mean my comment an admonishment; in fact, if you re-read my comment, you'll see I expressed sympathy for the man who lost his dog and shared a loss of control of my own. I only stated the truth, which is when your pets get loose, you are responsible for their behavior. I used our dogs getting to the middle of our cul-de-sac as an example of that very behavior, and that we were very lucky nothing went wrong. You should read things more carefully.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 at 12:07 AM
    Daphne... Did u seriously just post that your dogs ran into the road two nights ago, and then follow it with an admonishment for dog owners to control their pets?
  • by daphne Location: Washington State on Jan 11, 2010 at 03:11 AM
    Two nights ago our dogs ran into the road to see an unleashed dog which ended up belonging to our neighbor. The dogs didn't fight, and that was to our fortune, because our dogs are our responsibility. I feel just terrible for the man who loss his dog, especially I am a dog lover; but at the end of the day your dog's safety is your job. Had his dog been in control, this would not have happened. Take care of your pets by controlling them.
  • by Dogmama on Jan 10, 2010 at 07:25 PM
    If my neighbors shot and killed my dog, they better sleep with one eye open!
  • by Animama on Jan 10, 2010 at 05:51 PM
    A land use dispute???? The neighbor was seeking revenge, he probably knew the dog didn't do it! Sick, sick, sick!
  • by NOT SURPRISED on Jan 10, 2010 at 01:23 PM
    Sounds like SOMEONE over reacted!!!
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