Dog house owners warned as police probe sheep worrying incidents in Stirlingshire

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Police have warned dog house owners in Stirlingshire to “preserve animals underneath management” amid an investigation into reviews of sheep worrying.

On August 10, officers have been known as to Kinnell Farm, Killin after a lamb and a ewe have been discovered injured, with the ewe later put down.

Officers have been additionally knowledgeable of an earlier incident on July 31 the place a lamb was discovered injured in a discipline on the similar location. 

Police investigating the incidents imagine dogs could also be accountable, with the pressure reminding pet house owners and walkers to maintain animals underneath management.

Inspector Andrew Bushell mentioned: “These have been distressing incidents for the farmer and for individuals who discovered the animals. Livestock assaults are a precedence for us and we’re doing all we are able to to search out out precisely what occurred.  

“Farmers are legally entitled to guard their livestock which may consequence within the destruction of a dog. No farmer needs to resort to this selection and it may be simply prevented if house owners guarantee dogs are stored underneath management always and keep away from coming into fields the place livestock is grazing.

“The Scottish Outside Entry Code states dogs shouldn’t be taken into fields with lambs and different younger cattle.

Officers are additionally liaising with the native Partnership Towards Rural Crime Group. We’re working with companions to boost consciousness of this matter and have been doing engagement patrols with dog house owners.”

Anybody with details about these incidents is urged to contact police on 101 quoting reference 2750 of August 10.

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