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Pack of strays kill Kelowna dog

A Kelowna area family is in mourning after losing a family pet in a vicious attack by a pack of strays.

Hanna Lambert said her 10-year-old German Shepherd-Husky cross Kaysha was tied up under a carport outside her house when a pack of three dogs attacked her. The three left Kaysha with severe wounds, and the family found her shaking and bleeding when they returned home. They had to have her put down. 

The Lamberts live on Sun Valley Road and did not recognize the dogs when they returned to the property to attack again.

"We've never seen these dogs before. There are other dogs in the neighbourhood but we know them all pretty well," said Lambert.

The dogs returned to the property Friday morning and tried to attack the other two family pets as well as Lambert's father, who said one of the dogs still had Kaysha's blood on it. 

"He was packing the truck for a holiday and [the dogs] went straight to where the attack on Kaysha happened, then they went for my Chihuahua Pinscher, then did another turn and growled at my dad," said Lambert. "Then they took off."

Dog patrol attended the scene and told Lambert "spread the word," and that they would be patrolling the area to see if they can find the dogs. The file will be open for six months. 

Dog control was not available to confirm the details Friday night.

The three dogs apparently have no collars, appear skinny and travel in a pack together. 

Lambert said they have posted on Facebook, but no one has claimed the dogs or indicated that they know who owns them. However, a picture of one of the dogs was found on a nearby mailbox, perhaps indicating that the dog has been missing from a home for some time. 

Lambert said their dogs, who used to roam outside all the time, are now locked up out of harms way.

"When we are home they're inside with us. When we're not home the border collie is in my dads shop and my little dog is inside, in his carrier."

Dog control has warned people not to go near these dogs and to call 250.469.6284 if they are spotted.

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