Officials looking for person who killed family’s pet alpaca

(Photo courtesy of WKYT)

MT. STERLING, Ky. (AP) — Montgomery County authorities are looking for the person killed a family’s pet alpaca.

Lori Coffey tells WKYT-TV that she saw Ringo lying down and thought he had fallen. When they tried to move him, they saw he had been shot.

Coffey says Ringo came into their lives after he stowed away on a cattle truck of a friend who had gone up north for a sale.

Ringo lived in the yard and would walk up to anyone who approached the fence.

Coffey says she can’t imagine why someone would kill him.

Ringo was shot between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Sheriff David Charles says the person responsible will face a charge for killing livestock. They person could also be charged with shooting a gun near a home.