On April 19, 2018 at 6:22 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff's was dispatched dispatched to a dairy farm on Milner Ln. in Little Grant Township, regarding two dogs attacking several Holstein calves.
A sheriff's deputy responded, as well as veterinarian with the Lancaster Vet Clinic.
Upon the deputies arrival, the dogs had since fled from the scene. A search of the area was conducted and several neighbors, businesses, and the township patrolman were contacted, which yielded no additional information.
The veterinarian had to put down nine calves, due to the injuries sustained in the dog attack. The sheriff's office continued searching the area for the owner of the dogs. Several hours later, the owner, Benuel Smucker, 34 of rural Mount Hope, was located and informed the deputy that the dogs belonged to him. Mr. Smucker was charged with Dogs running at large, Untagged Dogs, and Dogs Causing Injury-Without Notice. Mr. Smucker is in contact with the owner of the calves and is in agreement to take care of the damages his dogs caused.