Dog owners given warning of potential prosecution by police if pet attacks livestock

Dog owners have been warned by police they "may be prosecuted" if their pet attacks livestock.

By Daniel Sheridan
Saturday, 30th April 2022, 4:30 pm

North Yorkshire Police told Yorkshire residents to "take extra care" on Bank Holiday walks due to the possibility of livestock in country fields.

In a social media update, the force said: "With lambing season coming to a close, it's important to be aware of the consequences of a dog attack on sheep.

"Any dog, no matter how well behaved, can quickly get out of control when off the lead around livestock.

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In a social media update, the force said: "With lambing season coming to a close, it's important to be aware of the consequences of a dog attack on sheep.

"Our message to you is really simple – keep your dog on a lead, and under control."