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Police in Inverness carry out inquiries after pregnant sheep badly hurt in dog attack


By Val Sweeney


An image of the injured sheep was shared by the farmer on social media.
An image of the injured sheep was shared by the farmer on social media.

Police in Inverness are carrying out inquiries after three sheep were badly hurt by a dog.

The incident happened at a farm in the city's Inshes area yesterday evening.

A photograph, posted by the farmer on social media, shows a distressed and heavily pregnant ewe.

He said it was one of three sheep badly hurt by an Alsatian type dog in the Inshes and Milton of Leys area on Sunday between 7pm and 8pm.

He added the stress of the incident would also kill the unborn lambs and warned that if the straying dog returned it would be shot.

Inverness South councillor Duncan Macpherson, who shared the post, issued a message to dog owners: "Please be a considerate and careful dog owner and remember to keep all dogs on their leads especially when near farm land and anywhere close to livestock and grazing sheep."

A police spokeswoman confirmed police officers were called to a farm in the Inshes area following a report of sheep attacks by a dog.

"Police inquiries are ongoing into this matter," she said.



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