UP to a dozen sheep suffered horrific injuries at Abercych yesterday, March 4, following an attack by dogs.

Some of the sheep, including newborn lambs, died as a result of the attack.

Posting on Twitter today, March 5, Dyfed-Powys Police’s rural crime team wrote: “These horrific photos are the outcome of a sheep attack which occurred yesterday in Abercych where approximately a dozen sheep, including newborn lambs were killed/injured.

“The offending dogs were identified and the owner dealt with.”

Farmers can legally shoot any dog if they believe it is the only reasonable way of stopping it worrying livestock. If your dog chases or attacks livestock you should make arrangements to contact the landowner/livestock owner.

Anyone who has information about, or wants to make a report of livestock worrying, can contact the Pembrokeshire/Ceredigion Rural Crime Team by calling 101.

Dog owners are reminded of this advice when walking in the countryside:

• 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.

When at home:

• 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 again.