Pitbulls attack local farmer and his livestock

A s town animal control officer, town constable, village animal control officer and a dog control officer for New York State, Boyea deals with his fair share of trouble with area animals.

He said he primarily deals with dog control and animal cruelty, and this month he saw an unfortunate incident that happens more often than one would expect.

The Washington County Sheriffs contacted Boyea on Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m. because a man reported he and his livestock were being attacked by two Pit Bulls. The famer, who lives on County Route 29, told Boyea the dogs had ripped the throat open of a 350 pound female pig, and when he tried to drive them off with a shovel they turned on him.

The dogs had left when Boyea arrived, but he was able to locate them and their owners, who were unaware of what had occurred, nearby. Boyea ordered the dogs to be kept secured in the home or on a leash outside the home.

The pregnant sow was dispatched along with her 14 unborn piglets, who had not survived the attack. Boyea filed two dangerous dog complaints, two unlicensed dog information and two violations of local leash law.

The two dog owners pleaded guilty to all charges and both dogs were declared dangerous. Both men were fined $100 each for their offenses, and they together paid restitution to the farmer of $1000 for the sow, $1400 for the piglets and $150 for the medical bill. Both dogs are ordered to be neutered, micro-chipped and licensed.

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