LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - We are following up on one our most-viewed stories on our website: the dog attack at the Little Rock Zoo that killed five farm animals.
First off, we found out the two dogs came back to the zoo Thursday evening. But this time, they never got inside to harm anything. And while the dogs escaped, authorities say they got a closer look and a new description.
"I'm just kind of scratching my head as far as what happened," said Terry Edwards of Little Rock.
"I read it on the Internet and it was kind of shocking," said Meko Campbell of Little Rock said.
"I just, I just can't believe something like that would happen," said Mary Beth Ray of Beebe.
The disbelief continues over this week's deadly dog attack at the Little Rock Zoo. Officials believe two dogs squeezed through part of a perimeter fence to get in and out early Thursday morning. The dogs killed four dead goats and a sheep, and injured five other animals. General Curator Mark Shaw says the dogs returned Thursday evening.
"We weren't able to catch them and everything like that but we did get a good identification of them," Shaw said.
Shaw says they spotted the dogs in a different spot along the fence near Fair Park and Zoo Drive. And authorities determined the dogs original description was not right.
"Honestly, when we got a really good look at them, I wouldn't necessarily call them pit bulls," Shaw said.
"One was a brown and white terrier-shepherd mix and the other was a black and tan German Shepherd mix," Tracy Roark said.
Little Rock Animal Services Director Tracy Roark said they will maintain traps around the zoo and have crews out looking this weekend. He's also urging caution, despite the dogs running away when approached by authorities.
"If people have their children, they need to be very aware of their surroundings and make sure if any stray animal comes up that they're very careful," Roark said.
It's something to watch for as that disbelief as continues.
"That's a tragedy, that's really a tragedy," Campbell said.
This dog attack is the second one over the past week. The other one happened at the Dunbar Community Gardens where five animals died. Roark says that he doesn't believe these two cases are connected because the descriptions of the dogs don't match up. Roark says the dogs from Dunbar were white and tan and black.
If you see any of these dangerous dogs, you can call 3-1-1 or animal services; the office is open Saturday.