Police warning after sheep attacked on Angus hills

A ewe suffered “significant injury” recently following the latest case of sheep worrying in the Angus Glens.

Saturday, 18th September 2021, 11:00am
Police warning after sheep attacked on Angus hills
The ewe was found while its wound was still relatively fresh, and it recovered after treatment.  (Police Scotland)

The incident happened on hills between Glen Prosen and Glen Doll on Monday, September 6, prompting a further warning to dog owners from Police Scotland.

A spokesperson said: “At a time when there is a huge number of people heading to the hills for recreation, many of whom are new to hillwalking, there will be an increased chance of this type of incident occurring as some novice hillwalkers who are dog owners may be ‘finding their feet’ in understanding how to control their animals in huge open hill areas.

“Dog owners are reminded that sheep worrying is an offence, for which you may be prosecuted. Even if your dog is usually obedient and good around other animals, all dogs should be kept on a lead around livestock at all times.

“Thankfully on this occasion, the ewe was found when the injury was still relatively fresh meaning that it could be treated quickly and make a recovery. If it had not been found quickly, the wound would have festered likely causing a slow and painful death.”

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