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Wild dogs responsible for killing a pair of seniors in Georgia, euthanized

August 20, 2009 | 12:22 pm

Earlier this week, Unleashed told you the tragic news about a pair of animal-loving senior citizens in Georgia who were killed by a group of wild dogs.

Since then the feral pack has been rounded up and put down. By Tuesday, all 11 dogs and five puppies had been euthanized, CNN reported.

"We're just lucky this hasn't happened before," said Susan Fornash, director of the Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter in Danielsville, where the captured dogs were held before being euthanized Tuesday under orders from a local judge.

"We've had people bring in a dog because it killed a goat or chased their horses or something like that. And to me, that was just the forerunner of something like this."

Being killed by a dog is so rare that it only happens to 10 to 20 people in the U.S. per year, Bonnie Beaver of Texas A&M University and an expert in pack behavior told CNN. 

The victims' seven dogs and four cats were accepted by a shelter Wednesday and adopted out.

-- Tony Pierce

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