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State officials say answers in donkey deaths on the way

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GRADY COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

A state official arrived in Grady County today to began an investigation into what killed two donkeys.

The agriculture department inspector arrived Friday morning to quarantine the pasture where seven surviving donkeys roam. A veterinarian also arrived to do testing on the animals, and take samples to a lab in Tifton.

Owner Butch Hudson hopes it will help protect his donkeys, but he's still concerned because four other dead donkeys were recently discovered, apparently dumped on Grady County roadsides.

"I'm just kind of curious about what happened to the other ones and I want to make sure that this is not just a big coincidence, or tied together or something bigger than what we see, I hate to see them die," said donkey owner Butch Hudson.

The Hudson's found one of their donkeys dead on New Year's Day and another this week. Officials hope to have test results back early next week. County officials have no idea where those other dead donkeys came from.

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