Don’t Pick Up Sheep Dogs

Good Samaritans have picked up what they believed to be two lost dogs recently from the Sweetwater County area, and transported them to a local animal shelter. Unfortunately, the dogs were not lost, but were working sheep ranches in the area. When a sheep dog is picked up and removed from their working environment, they can quickly lose their herding skills, diminishing their value to the owner. Due to this fact, anyone who encounters a large dog in a remote area should refrain from picking them up or feeding them and should instead contact local law enforcement. Officers will then be able to assess the situation to see if further action is required.

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