RCMP in Pitt Meadows are investigating two incidents in which sheep have been found shot to death.
The first incident happened December 25 when two pet sheep were killed while their owners were away enjoying Christmas dinner.
“We found them when we got home,” says Jessica Marando. “Our sheep are Shetlands so their wounds were hard to see and we missed them at first.”
The second incident occurred in early January, according to Barbara Ydenberg, president of the BC Shee Federation.
“Both times the sheep were close to the house in their paddocks,” she says. “The gun used was a .22 calibre. Both farms are situated along the dike so there is easy public access.”
The killings follow the loss of three sheep along the dike last summer, and the shooting of six lambs a a farm in Langley last May on Mother’s Day.
Marando reported the incident to Ridge Meadows RCMP, which is investigating. Police have not made any arrests.
“This is still an ongoing investigation at this time,” says Constable Julie Klaussner, media relations officer with the detachment.
Pitt Meadows mayor and council have also been informed, and word is also circulating on social media and through the Lower Mainland Sheep Producers Association.