Appeal by police after animals are destroyed

THE death of two animals has prompted police to plead for help from the public to deal with irresponsible dog ownership.

Officers were responding to several incidents over recent months in the Falkland area, where dogs have attacked sheep, culminating in an attack this week where an adult sheep and its lamb were so horrifically injured that they had to be humanely destroyed.

PC Suzy O’Brien is seeking assistance in tracing the dog and its owners.

She said: “The injuries to these animals, particularly the adult sheep, were so significant that the owner could not fail to note the contaminants on their dog from contact with this sheep.”