RIVERTON — The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is blaming roaming dogs for the deaths of 44 sheep valued at about $6,000.
The office says the owner of the sheep reported Wednesday morning that he found 50 to 75 of his animals dead or injured north of Riverton.
Investigators say it appears the dogs entered a feed lot and ran the sheep against the outer railings. Some sheep appeared to have died due to being trampled while others were directly attacked by the dogs.
Some injured sheep may still die as the result of injuries.