Separate dog attacks in Laois claim six sheep
Six sheep are dead and there are numerous more injured after dog attacks on two separate farms, Laois IFA chair Francis Gorman told the Irish Farmers Journal.
Several sheep were killed and more injured on one farm in Timahoe in the county on Friday last, while more were injured in a separate incident on a farm in Abbeyleix on Thursday.
Both sheep farms have Cheviot Suffolk-cross sheep, Gorman said. An Alsatian dog is suspected of the dog attack in Abbeyleix, he said.
“It is coming up to lambing in the coming weeks. People need to know where their dogs are at all times.
“Dog owners need to know that they are responsible for the first loss and any subsequent loss of sheep.”