Calls for control after dog attack

PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 January 2013

One sheep was killed in the attack

One sheep was killed in the attack


A PET owner has called for dog owners to control their animals after her flock of pet sheep were savaged by an Alsatian in Sandford.

The flock were in a field in Quarry Road when they were attacked by the animal on the afternoon of January 8.

One sheep died of its injuries and two more were seriously injured, and owner Lyn Bennall has called on anyone who saw the attack to contact the police.

She said: “It makes you feel sick, when you have got pet sheep and they are so badly injured, they are all just totally traumatised and scared of everything.

“I’m really worried it will come back.”

She was alerted to the attack by a neighbour, who saw the Alsatian in the field with the sheep.

It took her and her son several hours to round the sheep up after the attack.

She added: “They were exhausted, there were sheep in the stream, it was horrific.”

If you have any information on the attack, call the police on 101.

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