Investigating Dead Cattle | VideoJason Dumas | 3/19/2013
The State Veterinarian`s Office has been working closely with McIntosh County`s Sheriff`s Department to determine just how to handle the case.
"There`s a preliminary report but the investigation is ongoing so while the county is determining what is going on and whether charges are appropriate. I think that`ll be probably an idea of weather that`ll in the next week or so," says Deputy State Veterenarian, Dr. Beth Carlson.
The Sheriff says the cattle died in January and that the owner claims the deaths were caused by wild dogs.
"This is a farming community with a lot of beef cattle, so there is a lot of concern of what had happened to the cows and if there are wild dogs out there, they would like to be caught and found in case this would happen to someone else," says McIntosh County Sheriff Laurie Spitzer.
The sheriff says more than a hundred head of cattle are still living on the property, and authorities are making sure they are being fed and properly taken care of.