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Stray dogs maul 21 goats in Luwero


Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six stray dogs attacked a farm and mauled 21 goats at Lusanja village in Kikyuusa town council, Luwero district. The incident occurred last evening during a downpour at around 5.00pm.

The dead and injured goats belonged to Godfrey Ssekiranda, a resident of the village.

The dogs attacked the goats as they grazed on the farm land. There were 36 goats on the farm and only 15 survived the attack unscathed.

Lawrence Nyanzi, one of the first area locals to visit the scene of the attack recounts to Uganda Radio Network-URN that they found most of the 21 goats dead while others were fighting for their lives due to bite injuries inflicted by the dogs.

Godfrey Lutaaya, the Lusanja village LC 1 chairperson says that this is not the first time these stray dogs have wreaked havoc on the locals’ animals.

He says in just a space of a few months, more than 50 animals including pigs, sheep and goats have been attacked.

According to chairman Lutaaya, they had earlier reported the threat posed by the marauding dogs to Kikyuusa town council authorities, but they were yet to be helped.

He says the red tape somehow hampered the move for faster intervention.

Chairman Lutaaya now says locals are up in arms to eliminate the dogs themselves to save their livestock.



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