Reporting Steve Large
MARYSVILLE (CBS13) — The Yuba College Veterinary School is in shock tonight after two instructors walked in on a pitbull attack on that killed nearly half of the school’s livestock.
The survivors are skittish, blood-stained and left partly skinned. But they are alive, following a vicious attakc.
“Severe carnage. Severe carnage, mutilated alpacas everywhere.”
Scott Haskell and Bonnie Lothry arrived early this morning at their school to find the brutal scene.
“At that time, we found two pitbulls in with the alpacas, savaging them, covered with blood.”
“Absolutely viciously slaughtered, I mean torn to shreds.”
Seven alpacas were killed, two cows badly hurt.
The animals are being kept in pens right now for their safety, but the dogs found most of them in the 40-acre pasture. Scott and Bonnie discovered their bodies scattered throughout it.
The dogs ran when they say people. Scott chased them for nearly 45 minutes near the campus.
“And then my concern was that the students did not get attacked by the dogs.”
They managed to escape. Now this pair of animal educators are asking anyone who say the two blood-soaked pitbulls to come forward.
“The end result of irresponsible pet ownership is this, and it was livestock today, but it could be children.”
“My biggest fear is that they will come back. They enjoyed this. It was fun.
The alpaca attack is also a financial hit to the veterinary school. Each one is worth up to $2,000, and the college doesn’t have money to buy more.