A cage at Dunbar Garden in Little Rock, where dogs attacked and killed other animals earlier this week. (Photo Courtesy: Ross Weaver, KTHV)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Workers at Dunbar Garden in Little Rock are dealing with the loss of some animals at the garden.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, a couple of dogs made their way into the garden and attacked some animals. Those killed include two goats, a rabbit, a rooster, and a cat. Animal control set up traps to catch the dogs, but have not been successful in doing so.
Program Coordinator Damian Thompson said workers at Dunbar Garden are using the tragedy as a lesson for the school children who visit them every day.
"Roaming wild dogs are a danger and that's one thing we've been teaching kids in the classrooms," Thompson said. "After we explain what happened to them, we bring up spaying and neutering and talk about what a responsibility it is to have pets."
Thompson said the dogs are emaciated and likely starving, which is what prompted the attacks.
Dunbar Garden is a two-acre outdoor classroom on Chester Street. It allows students to have a hands-on approach to learning, especially when it comes to educating children on the where their food comes from.