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Fate of dog accused of killing hundreds of chickens still unclear

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HURON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

The community is coming forward to help a dog police say killed more than 200 chickens.

Officers were called Friday, May 27 to the Bird Creek Farms on Grindstone Road on the east side of Port Austin in Huron County. When they arrived, deputies found 120 hens and 160 6-weeks-old chicks were killed by a Husky that was running loose.

Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said several people have contacted the department offering to adopt the dog it is not euthanized.

The dog’s owner, a 26-year-old female, was located after the incident through social media. Police found the owner lived blocks away within the village. It's unclear whether or not she has given up custody of the animal. 

The dog was taken to a  local animal shelter until it’s decided if charges will be filed. 

The deputy on the case is expected to meet with the prosecutor today to discuss the case. There is no time limit for the decision on the fate of the dog or whether the owner is charged or cited.

Police believe the value of the chickens to  be several thousand dollars.

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