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Two more dogs caught from wild roving pack in Saginaw Co.

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel says two more dogs from the roving pack that has been wreaking havoc in the county have been caught.

The dogs were found in traps set near the old Malleable Iron site. A third dog was reported in the area but that dog was not caught.

Two of the dogs that were caught were turned over to the Saginaw County Animal Control where they were euthanized.

Saginaw County officials brought in a specialist to help track down the dangerous animals.

A few of the dogs have been caught but many more remain on the loose.

"It's going to be difficult for me or animal control to catch these animals," Saginaw Sheriff Bill Federspiel said.

The pack of wild dogs were spotted on a trail camera in Saginaw. Since then, the Saginaw County Sheriff's Department, along with animal control, have been attempting to locate the dangerous animals.

They have a new plan to catch the dogs involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Federspiel said traps have been set that are different from the current ones being used by animal control.

"They will use some sort of leg trap that will catch the animal, and once the animal is caught they transfer it to animal control," Federspiel said.

A pit bull mix, believed to be part of the pack, was shot and killed recently. Now they hope the latest effort will be enough to round up the rest.

"There are still at least four to 11 dogs out there roaming in this pack and at any moment they could venture into the city," Federspiel said.

The pack is believed to have killed a 65-pound domestic dog, someone's pet. Federspiel said that unfortunate incident is a reminder of how dangerous these dogs are and the need to capture them soon. 

"There are children playing, there are adults out there, there are other domestic pets that are at risk. So with the specialist we feel confident that we have someone who knows how to track these animals and knows how to catch them," Federspiel said.

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