Animal rescuers have spent nearly a week finding the wolf-dogs in the woods and near Ritz's home. As more are found, some neighbors are less worried."
Wilbur Huff likes his neighbors. He likes animals.
"I was raised in a family that had dogs all the time," he says.
But he didn't like it when wolf dogs from Patricia Ritz's house came for unexpected visits.
"They began to come into my cattle and killed a few of my calves," he recalls.
Moments like that made him think twice before going out.
"I've been in the woods when the dogs actually came after me. Had I not had a gun, they would've bit me," he says. "I didn't like going in the woods at all after they got to running loose."
More than forty have been found, but it's those holdouts they worry about. Animal rescuers say there could be anywhere from six to ten of Ritz's dogs still out there.
"We have the dominant pack left," says Tracy Ward of the Ohio Co. Animal Shelter. "They're very intelligent. Not willing to be caught, just staring at our traps."
She says they're trying to keep them well fed so they stay well away from other people.
"Making sure they're being fed so they're not leaving property and going to hunt," she says. "Potentially, though, these are wildish dogs and they're going to hunt. It's just what they do."
There aren't as many dogs around Huff's home, and not as many concerns.
"There may be a few stragglers just out there in the woods, but, no I don't worry as much as I did," Huff says.
Ward says the wolf-dogs are evaluated once they're caught.