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Three pit bulls that slaughtered 42 goats captured

November 15, 2011 |  6:04 pm

Pit Bulls captured
Three of four pit bulls that fatally mauled dozens of goats in the Lake Los Angeles area have been captured by county animal-control personnel, officials said Tuesday evening.

Forty-two goats were slaughtered after the dogs descended on the property at 164th Street and Avenue Q Monday, county officials said.

"It appears that the pack mentality set in in this particular incident," said Aaron Reyes, deputy director of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.

Reyes said the dogs were captured Monday night. "They just fed off one another's energy and mischievous behavior," he told The Times.

Animal control officers are patrolling the area in hopes of finding the other pit bull, Reyes said. The captured dogs were in good condition but had no identifying microchips or tags.

Anyone with information about the dogs or the incident is asked to call animal control officials at (661) 974-8358.

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Photo: Captured pit bulls. Credit: Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control

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