AUGUSTA — A dog owner apologized in court Wednesday, more than a month after his pit bulls attacked a llama at a farm in Monmouth.

WGME reported that Corey Lamontagne, 33, of Canton apologized to the llama’s owner before he was fined for his role in the New Year’s Eve attack at the Snafu Acres Farm on Tillson Road.

Lamontagne was ordered to pay nearly $400 to the owner of the llama and to pay a similar amount in fines.

According to court records, Lamontagne told police he was visiting a friend in Monmouth when his two dogs ran loose and attacked the llama.

The 20-year-old llama suffered puncture wounds and tears to his lips, ears, nose and neck, owners Ivan and Nancy Smith said. The llama has since been recovering.

Police and animal control officers searched for two days before they found Lamontagne and linked him to the mauling. He was charged with two counts each of owning a dangerous dog, having unlicensed dogs and having dogs at large.

Lamontagne still has the dogs, according to court records, but he must keep them in a fenced in area.

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