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Dogs attack alpacas in Riverside County

May 18, 2010 |  7:56 pm

Two dogs attacked a group of alpacas Tuesday in Riverside County, severely injuring two of the animals, officials said.

The eight alpacas were on a private ranch in the unincorporated area of Cherry Valley. The owner took the two injured animals to a veterinarian, and it was unclear whether they would survive, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services said.

The dogs, both male German shepherds, attacked the alpacas about 8 a.m. The agency cited the owner of the dogs for allowing them to roam.

-- Robert J. Lopez