As we get to the start of lambing season locally, it is now more important than ever to keep your dog on a lead as you walk your dog across or near fields that have sheep and their new born lambs in.
Dogs that are not on leads can worry, injure, savage and kill sheep, they can also cause ewes to abort or carry still born lambs. Once the lambs are born and if separated from their mothers by dogs (or people) they can be rejected and subsequently die from starvation.
It is essential that all dogs are kept on leads and under control and that owners (and all walkers without dogs) stick to the designated footpath routes.
Thank you for your co-operation.
The links below relate to sheep worrying by dogs: