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Officials search for pit bull involved in slaughter of 42 goats

November 16, 2011 |  6:57 pm

Pit Bulls captured

Animal control officers Wednesday were still looking for a fourth pit bull involved in the deadly mauling of 42 goats in the Lake Los Angeles area.

Four pit bulls killed the goats Monday night at a property at 164th Street and Avenue Q, said Aaron Reyes deputy director of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. Three of the dogs were captured at the scene.

Reyes said animal control officers were patrolling the area and a nearby school in search of the missing dog.

The three captured pit bulls were at an animal shelter in Lancaster. A woman came forward Wednesday saying that one of the dogs may be hers, Reyes said.

"Our hope is that we will have a responsible owner show up for all of them," Reyes told The Times.

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