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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.
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.
“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