9 javelinas put down in 2 Fountain Hills attacks

Posted at 4:55 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 19:55:40-04

Nine javelinas have been put down following two separate attacks in a Fountain Hills neighborhood.

The first incident was reported Saturday, April 30 when a woman was attacked by a pack of the animals as she was walking her dogs. The herd reportedly came out of a wash and bit the woman after she lost her footing.

Six of the animals were euthanized following the attack due to public safety concerns, Arizona Game and Fish spokeswoman Amy Burnett said.

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Three additional animals had to be put down this week, after another woman reported that she and her dog were chased by a group of javelinas Monday morning just a half mile from the April 30 incident.

Burnett told ABC15 there will be a public meeting on May 23 at 5:30 p.m. about the incidents and the issue of feeding wildlife in Fountain Hills.