Sheep mauled by dog last week

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News - By STEVE KELLY

PROP­ERTY own­ers in the Glen­rowan area are be­ing urged to make sure their dogs are se­cure fol­low­ing an at­tack on a sheep last week.

The owner of sheep there were con­tained in a pad­dock 2km from Glen­rowan town­ship on the Glen­rowan-Moyhu Road man­aged to save one of his flock af­ter an at­tack last Wed­nes­day night.

In­juries to the sheep’s front leg, which was one of 59 in the flock, needed 20 stitches and the an­i­mal was given an­tibi­otics to re­duce the chances of in­fec­tion.

“It is a ter­ri­bly cruel thing when dogs are tear­ing sheep to pieces while they’re alive,” the owner of the sheep, who did not wish to be named, said.

“Once a dog gets the taste for blood they con­tinue to at­tack live­stock.”

Au­thor­i­ties en­cour­age peo­ple to make sure their pets are not roam­ing around so th­ese types of at­tacks are pre­vented in fu­ture.

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