A HORRIFIC ATTACK on lambs at the FFA barn at Loyalton High School was discovered the morning of September 27th. Sixteen lambs were injured, one killed and one died over the weekend.
Sierra County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Fisher met with CA Fish and Wildlife and through tracks and the type of attack, determined it was dogs. Students stayed late value of a market animal. The 15 surviving lambs won’t reproduce this year and the ram won’t be breeding for a long time and may never if he develops an infection. Many of the wounded are not eating or drinking and some still aren’t walking. Cali is worried some may not survive.
She wanted it made clear that this attack was the work of dogs and not bears. This was reaffirmed by Fish and Game, Sierra County Sheriff’s Department, and local veterinarian Tanya Morgan. She stated wild animals would eat their kill and bite marks are consistent with dogs.
The lambs are students’ projects which require extensive care and expense. Last year 9-10 students took FFA lambs to the fair. Sadly, students won’t be able to this year.
Cali wanted to thank, students, parents, community members, and ranchers for coming multiple times to help care for the injured.
And one more lamb died on Thursday...............