Stray Packs kill 6 sheep in Sopore

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Sopore: Stray dogs whose population is growing at an alarming rate threatening inhabitants of Sopore town killed six sheep on Wednesday.

According to Srinagar based news gathering agency CNS, at least 6 sheep died when stray packs, 20 in number, attacked them in a yard in Iqbal Nagar Sopore.

Giving details about the incident, the owner of these animals, Zahid Ahmed Khandey said that a large group of dogs attacked the sheep and injured more than dozens of them, out of which 6 died later. 

“I was not at home at the time of incident, but the women  present in the home were so scared of the ferocious dogs that they made no attempt to save the sheep from the clutches of these dogs,” Khandey said.

“With no let up in dog attacks and government failure to check the menace, the stray packs target not only animals but passersby in our area and elsewhere,” he told CNS.

The residents of the area accused the concerned Municipality of being more concerned towards the welfare of dogs than humans and animals. The residents have threatened to kill the stray packs if no action is taken.

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