Wild dogs kill over 60 cattle in RAK farms

RAS AL KHAIMAH - Wild dogs attacked an animal farm in the Hamraniyyah area of Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday morning killing and hurting at least 70 sheep and goats.

By Ismail Sebugwaawo

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Published: Fri 24 Jun 2011, 12:28 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:41 AM

The dogs which reportedly came from the nearby deserts attacked the animals before dawn as the herdsman who stays near the farm was sleeping.

Ali Al Diban, Emirati owner of the farm, said he received a call from his herdsman at dawn informing him about the attack on his farm by wild dogs.

The Asian herdsman said that around eight dogs attacked the farm and killed more than 60 animals and left others with severe injuries. The herdsman who was in deep sleep woke up after he heard strange sounds coming from the farm.

He rushed to the farm and chased away the dogs. Al Diban said that he informed the Department of Public Works and Services about the horrific attack which caused him huge losses. “These dogs that stay in the deserts often wander near our farms as in search of food,” he said.

The Emirati noted that he has asked the authorities to chalk out measures to kill the wild dogs since they pose a threat not only to animals but also to the residents.

In a similar incident on Wednesday morning, five goats were found dead and others injured after wild dogs attacked another farm in the same area during night.

Big wounds of dog-bites were found on bodies of the dead animals.

An official at the Department of Public Works and Services in RAK said that they have been informed about the attacks made by wild dogs on animal farms and that they would soon come up with measures to trap the dogs.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com


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