Ellicott, Colo. (AP) - El Paso County officials say dog packs roaming the eastern end of the county aren't a big enough problem to warrant government action.
But they reminded residents at a meeting in Ellicott Monday night that state law allows them to shoot dogs that are harassing or injuring livestock.
County Commissioner Amy Lathen says a county-funded study found no packs larger than four dogs. Lathen says the study didn't find a serious enough threat to public safety to warrant the use of government resources.
Bill Mistretta, commander of the sheriff's department patrol division, read the text of the law on shooting dogs that harass or hurt livestock.
Ellicott is about 20 miles east of Colorado Springs.
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