I regret to report that there has been another dog attack on livestock in the Nettlebridge area, resulting in the death of 2 ewes. This is the second incident in the same area this year so the dog (or dogs) responsible must be local.
Dog owners should be aware that farmers have the right to shoot any animal found 'worrying' livestock: dog owners should keep their animals on a lead when using public footpaths on private fields and not let them run loose, irrespective of whether or not livestock are in the field.
It is possible that the dog(s) involved in the Nettlebridge attacks got out from their homes without the owners being aware, but I personally feel the dog's owner must have an idea of what has happened due to blood etc. on the dog when it returned.
I do not want to have to shoot any dog, so will dog owners please take note.