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42 goats slaughtered by pit bulls in Lake Los Angeles

November 15, 2011 | 12:23 pm

Map shows approximate location of incident as a black square.

L.A. County Sheriff's Department officials are investigating the deadly mauling of dozens of goats by pit bulls in the Lake Los Angeles area.

Three dogs began attacking goats Monday afternoon on a property at 164th Street and Avenue Q, said Deputy Michael Rust of the Lancaster sheriff's station.

Animal-control personnel and sheriff's deputies responded and found 42 goats had been killed, he said.

The dogs were gone by the time authorities arrived, officials said.

It was unclear whether the dogs had since been caught.

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Image: A map shows the approximate location of the goat deaths as a black square. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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