- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) - An unusual program that utilized goats to clear underbrush and invasive plants at a Cincinnati cemetery has been suspended after a dog attacked and killed one goat.

WLWT-TV (https://bit.ly/1RnMFfn ) reports six goats in total were injured at Spring Grove Cemetery after the dog breached an electric fence of 7,000 volts. A two-month-old goat named Prince Charming died.

Mike Woeste, the animals’ owner, says he’s had goats on his property with coyotes and feral dogs before but there were never any issues.

Police and an animal protection advocacy group are investigating whether the dog had any human help in getting into the enclosure.

Cemetery officials say the goats had arrived in February as part of an experiment to gauge how successful grazing animals can be in controlling invasive plants and overgrowth.


Information from: WLWT-TV, https://www.wlwt.com

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