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Police renew warning to dog owners after sheep severely injured

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On the afternoon of Monday 8 February 2021, a husky type dog ran through a hedge and into an electric fence into a field, and attacked two sheep. One suffered a severe leg injury, and the other fled until it collapsed with exhaustion. The cost of treatment could run into hundreds of pounds. The owner […]

Sheep attacked by dog off lead in Drax, Selby

Sheep attacked by dog off lead in Drax, Selby

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At 7.50am on Tuesday 9 February, a woman was seen walking her dog on a public footpath on New Road. The dog was off the lead, and ran across to a field full of sheep enclosed in electric fencing. The dog pinned one of the sheep to the ground. The woman then went into the […]

Sheep dies following incident in Great Ayton

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The incident occurred in the field directly opposite Great Ayton High Street, at about 3.30pm on Monday 25 January 2021. It is believed three men were in the field with a Lurcher-type dog which was off its lead. As a result of the attack a sheep was left with severe injuries, and the farmer was […]