Sheep seriously injured after dog attack
A FLOCK of sheep was attacked by a dog that had been let off its lead, causing serious injuries to some of the animals. A total of 10 sheep were injured in the attack by a white mastiff at around 7.55am last Tuesday (June 9). Four of the sheep suffered
A FLOCK of sheep was attacked by a dog that had been let off its lead, causing serious injuries to some of the animals.
A total of 10 sheep were injured in the attack by a white mastiff at around 7.55am last Tuesday (June 9).
Four of the sheep suffered cuts to their throats, faces and shoulders, and one almost lost an ear. The other six sustained bite wounds.
Sheep owner Jamie Burrows, who keeps 100 of the animals in a field in North Mymms, where the attack happened, said: "It was so upsetting to see the injured sheep and see how terrified the others were.
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Luckily the vet was able to treat them and we are now hoping that the severely injured ones will survive."
RSPCA inspector Steve Hazlewood said: "This was a serious attack in which several sheep were subjected to a distressing and painful ordeal which could easily have been prevented had the dog just been on a lead.
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"Being a responsible dog owner means keeping your pet under control, especially around other animals.
We understand that two mastiffs are regularly walked in the area, possibly by a female, and we need to hear from anyone who knows who they belong to."
If you have any information, call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.