Three alpacas killed in a Stony Rise paddock last week are not the only animals to be killed in the area by what is likely a dog or pack of dogs. The three alpacas were discovered slaughtered on Friday morning. Their owner Vicki Kelly said since then she had heard other animals had also been found dead in the Stony Rise area. The Devonport City Council said it had been advised of the attack on the alpacas and was investigating the matter. General Manager Matthew Atkins said there had been other reports of animals killed in the area. "The Stony Rise area has witnessed two documented cases of animal attacks in the past few years," Mr Atkins said. "However, upon evaluating the existing information, it appears that these incidents are unrelated. "In response to the concerning death of the alpacas, the council has promptly launched an investigation. "The council strongly encourages members of the public to come forward with any information they may possess related to these incidents. "By collaborating with the community, the council aims to gather evidence that could lead to determining the cause of this distressing event." Read more: Horse trainer pleads not guilty to animal cruelty charge involving whipping Ms Kelly has also urged the owner of the dogs to come forward. "There would be signs your dog had been involved in such a significant event," she said. "These poor alpacas were brutally killed, killed for the fun of it it seems." "If you live in the Stony Rise area, please keep an eye out for any dogs that might be running around and report to the council. We want to make sure no other innocent animals are killed or injured." Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content: We've made it a whole lot easier for you to have your say. Our new comment platform requires only one log-in to access articles and to join the discussion on The Advocate website. Find out how to register so you can enjoy civil, friendly and engaging discussions.