Dogs attack calves a second time

'You wonder when this sort of thing is going to end'

'You wonder when this sort of thing is going to end'

WHEN WILL IT END?: For the second time in a month dogs have attacked a herd of calves in a paddock near the Gisborne airport. Five died in a June attack and two more had to be put down after an attack on Monday night. Owner Mike Sherriff, pictured with young helper Riley Hillman (15) said it was distressing. Picture by Liam Clayton

DOGS have again attacked and badly mauled young calves grazing in a paddock next to Gisborne airport, and two of them were so badly injured they had to be euthenased by a veterinarian.

A third has been receiving care from a vet and owner Mike Sherriff hopes the youngster will recover. The calves were 4-5 months old.

This was the second dog attack on his stock in the paddock in the past month.

On the previous occasion two calves were killed outright and three so badly injured they had to be put out of their misery.

Mr Sherriff was notified about the latest attack on Tuesday morning.

“It happened some time on Monday night. A neighbour head a calf bellow that night and then went out to look in the paddock the next morning and saw the injured calves.”

Mr Sherriff has told Gisborne District Council animal control staff about the attack.

“They have told me they will be monitoring the paddock to see if they can spot the dogs responsible.”

“You wonder when this sort of thing is going to end,” he said.

“It is damn distressing to see what the animals go through in attacks like this.

“We hope the council will be able to locate the dogs that have done this. They certainly have to try and do something.”

DOGS have again attacked and badly mauled young calves grazing in a paddock next to Gisborne airport, and two of them were so badly injured they had to be euthenased by a veterinarian.

A third has been receiving care from a vet and owner Mike Sherriff hopes the youngster will recover. The calves were 4-5 months old.

This was the second dog attack on his stock in the paddock in the past month.

On the previous occasion two calves were killed outright and three so badly injured they had to be put out of their misery.

Mr Sherriff was notified about the latest attack on Tuesday morning.

“It happened some time on Monday night. A neighbour head a calf bellow that night and then went out to look in the paddock the next morning and saw the injured calves.”

Mr Sherriff has told Gisborne District Council animal control staff about the attack.

“They have told me they will be monitoring the paddock to see if they can spot the dogs responsible.”

“You wonder when this sort of thing is going to end,” he said.

“It is damn distressing to see what the animals go through in attacks like this.

“We hope the council will be able to locate the dogs that have done this. They certainly have to try and do something.”

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