The pack of wild dogs that killed five goats near Jefferson Elementary School on Thursday have now been spotted on the Brockton Road.
“The last sighting is in the Brockton Road area where another goat was killed,” police chief Joe Wirthman said Monday morning. “We are now staking that area out. We are also getting a lot of calls about sightings.”
Members of the Jefferson Police Department and Jackson County Animal Control first began looking for a pack of apparently wild dogs near Jefferson schools that killed at least five goats on Thursday. The dogs reportedly attacked the goats in an enclosed fence area near Jefferson Academy and Jefferson Middle School. When confronted by several adults, the dogs reportedly became very aggressive.
The enclosure is part of a detention pond area along Dragon Drive, behind Jefferson Academy. Several playgrounds for the academy are located nearby the enclosed area.
Those on the scene on Thursday afternoon believed that the dogs may have entered the enclosed area by crawling under the fence. At least five goats, including a young goat, were killed in the area. It was believed that as many as seven goats were in the area, but the additional two bodies weren't located. It is also possible that the goat's owner removed the two additional goats from the enclosure prior to the attack, according to those on the scene.