On Tuesday, Linda LeBlanc of Harris Road in Sumpter Township called police about a pack of wild dogs that was in her yard.
A few years ago, LeBlanc had to put down a miniature pony after a pack of wild dogs chewed the pony’s stomach. The dogs also threatened a tenant on her property.
On Tuesday, she saw four dogs: two white, one black, and one brown. They definitely were not coyotes, she said.
She ran the dogs off and they scooted through an opening in her neighbor’s fence.
“I have been missing a few chickens, but I thought it may have been from raccoons or skunks,” LeBlanc said. “But, then I saw them and called police.
“I want to warn the public because the dogs could attack small dogs or even children,” LeBlanc said.
She said she didn’t know if it was the same pack that attacked her pony, but one of the dogs looked familiar.
Police Lt. Eric Luke said he saw the four dogs and they ran through the fence and into a wooded area. He said none of them had collars and they definitely were wild.
Lt. Luke said police would try to put out some live traps on Wednesday, but he’s not sure what to do with them if he traps them. They couldn’t take them to the Humane Society because they are wild animals.
He said he doesn’t like the thought of shooting them, but that might be what it comes down to because they are dangerous.
Lt. Luke said homeowners can shoot such wild animals that come onto their property.