Spike in Pembrokeshire livestock deaths due to dog attacks

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One of the animals attacked by dogs during the recent spike. Picture: Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police
One of the animals attacked by dogs during the recent spike. Picture: Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police

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There has been an increase in livestock attacks in Pembrokeshire, with several animals dying as a result.

The Pembrokeshire Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating the livestock attacks.

In addition to the physical attacks from dogs, ewes have been chased and died from falling from cliffs on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

A spokesperson from the Pembrokeshire Rural Crime Team said that it is a case of “another day, another livestock attack in Pembrokeshire” at the moment.

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The team’s spokesperson added: “Please keep dogs secured and keep them on leads when out walking around livestock. Everyone thinks it won’t be their dog, until it is. Please don’t risk it.

Western Telegraph: One of the attacked animals. Picture: Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police
Western Telegraph: One of the attacked animals. Picture: Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police

One of the attacked animals. Picture: Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police

“Unfortunately, some ewes were chased and died as a result of falling from Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

“Please be aware that the coastline borders livestock fields and dogs should be kept on leads at all times.”

Police officers have also published a list of advice for dog walkers to follow when in the countryside, including:

  • Do not allow your dog to enter a field on its own and keep it under your control at all times

  • Keep your dog on a lead when crossing through fields that contain livestock

  • Stick to public right of ways

Also, advice for when at home includes:

  • Make sure you know where your dog is at all times

  • Ensure that your property is secure and that your dog cannot escape day or night

  • If you know your dog has previously chased or attacked sheep then take responsible measures to prevent it happening

Western Telegraph: Damage to livestock from the attacks. Picture: Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police
Western Telegraph: Damage to livestock from the attacks. Picture: Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police

Damage to livestock from the attacks. Picture: Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police

Western Telegraph: One of the attacked animals. Picture: Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police
Western Telegraph: One of the attacked animals. Picture: Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police

One of the attacked animals. Picture: Rural Crime Team at Dyfed-Powys Police