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Shelby Co. residents discuss outbreak of animal attacks

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Tonight, Shelby County residents talked about what can be done, if anything, to stop an outbreak of animal attacks.

People have lots of questions about the attacks, but few answers.

The community is still on alert after a packed public meeting Monday night.

For weeks, residents have been on edge after a large animal attacked nearly a dozen farm animals.

Teresa Parker's 5 goats were attacked so badly that they had to be put down.

She says, "We don't know what it is and it could come back, we don't know if this is completely stopped. The more people that know about it the word gets around and hopefully there's some resolution to this."

There were several people on hand to answer questions including law enforcement and fish and wildlife officers.

They are trying to raise awareness to keep this from happening again.

Shelby County Sheriff, Mike Armstrong, says, "I think the main thing here tonight is public safety number one, make everyone aware and lets look at it and try to figure out what we can and can't do."

It's been 12 days since the last attack, but they're urging people to report anything suspicious.

Experts believe the animal behind the attacks is a large dog, and there could be more than one.

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