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Dogs savage sheep and lambs

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 11:43am
Dogs savage sheep and lambs

The lamb does not know its mother is dead

Dogs savage sheep and lambs

The lamb does not know its mother is dead

THE sad sight of dead lambs lying in a field, and at least one lamb orphaned by a dog attack on its mother, has prompted calls for dog owners to take responsibility for their pets.

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon TD has appealed to dog owners in Galway to ensure that their dogs are secured at night following some recent incidents of dog attacks on farm animals.

On Friday afternoon, Sonny Jennings, a farmer in Clogherboy-Cahergal, Tuam, was left counting the costs following a vicious dog attack. He discovered that one of his sheep and five lambs had been killed, while another three lambs are still missing.

Last month, another brutal attack in Roscommon resulted in death of 40 sheep at the hands of a canine. 

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