Pit Bulls Kill 12 Sheep on Va. Farm

By Kathy Banks
|  Monday, May 16, 2011  |  Updated 8:42 PM EDT
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Pit Bulls Kill 12 Sheep on Va. Farm

Authorities are trying to determine what to do with a pit bull suspected in an attack of almost two dozen sheep on a farm near Funkstown, Md. 

Joseph Frey told Maryland State Police that he confronted two pit bulls on his farm Sunday morning and they chased him into a barn.  He shut himself inside, then called his son, who shot and killed one of the dogs with a rifle. 

The other dog got away.  Authorities traced it back to a home where the dogs lived.

Police believe the dogs attacked the sheep throughout the night, killing 12 of them and wounding at least eight more.  It was described as a bloody scene.

The Washington County Humane Society impounded the pit bull and is involved in the investigation.

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