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UPDATE: Pet sheep Bandy mauled to death by dogs in Oakhurst

UPDATE - FRIDAY 11.30AM:

Compliance officers from the Fraser Coast Regional Council are still investigating the dog attack incident. 

The two Staffordshire bull terriers, seen by Mr McCrae and neighbours, have not yet been found by the compliance officers.

The dogs were described by Mr McCrae as a brindle coloured male and black female. 

He said the pair of Staffordshire bull terriers attacked his flock of sheep at his Oakhurst property.

Ring the council on 1300 79 49 29 for stray dogs and dog attacks.

 

UPDATE - THURSDAY 10.10AM:

Dog catchers visited Andrew McCrae and Jane Whittaker's Oakhurst property on Wednesday afternoon after the notification was received by the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

The two Staffordshire bull terriers have not yet been found. 

Regulatory service manager David Murray said the officers were investigating.

For dog attacks, ring the council on 1300 79 49 29 so the incident can be investigated.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

ANDREW McCrae walked for miles in Oakhurst bushlands and paddocks to find his missing sheep.

But he returned empty handed and with a heart filled with dread.

Neighbours saw two Staffordshire bull terriers prey on his and his partner Jane Whittaker's flock of sheep on Wednesday morning.

The brindle coloured male and black coloured female, spotted later by Andrew on his search near the railway, mauled their ram Bandy so severely he will need to be euthanised, Mr McCrae said.

Bandy was hand-reared by Jane since he was just two days old.

The couple were devastated by the attack, which was a first for the hobby farmers.

Another sheep named Millie was fatally injured and found dead by Mr McCrae on the couple's five acre property.

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