Yorkshire Wildlife Trust issues sheep warning for dog owners

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust issues sheep warning for dog owners
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust issues sheep warning for dog owners

Dog owners have been requested to maintain management of their animals whereas out within the countryside after two current incidents involving sheep.

One, at Kilnsea Wetlands, East Yorkshire, concerned a dog chasing pregnant ewes.

One other, at Stirley nature reserve, Huddersfield, noticed a Hebridean sheep undergo a deep chunk wound to its neck.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust stated canines additionally posed a danger to different wildlife, together with birds, hares and deer.

Owners have a duty to maintain their canines beneath management

Rachael Bice, the belief’s chief govt, stated: “Wildlife is struggling enormous declines and canines in wild locations may cause issues, particularly when many species are breeding and resting near the bottom.”

Commenting on the incident at Stirley nature reserve, Karen McDiarmid, from the belief, stated fortunately the sheep had recovered.

Nonetheless, she added: “Conditions like this are deeply distressing and price us money and time in vets charges – treasured assets {that a} charity like ours should not have to search out.”

Final 12 months, a seal was bitten by a pet dog on the beach at Spurn and, extra not too long ago, pregnant ewes have been chased by a dog at close by Kilnsea Wetlands.

Andy Gibson, Humber officer for the belief, stated: “Permitting canines to run free in these locations is simply disastrous.”

The Canines Trust stated owners had a duty to maintain their canines beneath management, together with round livestock and wildlife.

Head of canine behaviour Jenna Kiddie added: “It is very important do not forget that chasing is regular dog behaviour, and that any dog is able to chasing, irrelevant of breed, kind, age or dimension.”

Sheep worrying may end up in a most fantastic of £1,000 for dog owners.

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