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27 March 2019Livestock Worrying on our Patch
Dog Walkers are warned that they should keep their dogs under control when walking on farmland
Recently on the path from Helensburgh to Glen Fruin, a dog attacked a sheep and the owner left the sheep to die.
If you see a dog walker behaving irresponsibly please dial 101 and make a report. We are told that Officers will respond promptly.
Stress can be caused to animals not only by chasing or attack, but by just the presence of dogs - particularly when pregnant or rearing their young.
Those of you who receive the Alerts from Neighbourhood Watch will know that in a case on the Cowal penisular in January, Police enquiries led to the owner of the dog being charged with a contravention of the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 which will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal. The owner and the offending dog will also be subject of a Dog Control Notice.