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Farmers have the right to shoot dogs caught worrying livestock

Wed, 02 May 2012

Police are investigating a dog attack on livestock at Sandygate.

Around 150 sheep and lambs were grazing in a field near to the crossroads when an unknown breed of dog attacked a ewe.

It happened between 6.00pm on Monday and 6.00pm yesterday.

The animal suffered severe bite wounds.

Police believe the dog would have had blood on it after the attack.

It's reminded that a farmer has the right to shoot a dog if it's worrying livestock on their land.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ramsey Police Station.


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