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Dogs must be on lead following attacks on lambs

By Warren Wilkins 15th August 2018

Dogs must be on lead following attacks on lambs

THE owner of a popular heritage site in St Columb Major has decided dogs must be kept on leads following three lambs being savagely killed.
The Cornwall Heritage Trust has agreed  all dog owners visiting the Iron Age hillfort Castle-an-Dinas must keep their animals on leads between April and October while sheep are grazing.
The charity has decided to take the drastic action at an executive meeting after three lambs were mauled to death by “likely” more than one dog on Tuesday, July 31. The Trust has alerted the police and is appealing to the public for information in a bid to catch the dog owner who is responsible.
A spokesman said: “The Trust is pleased that so many people visit the site on a regular basis, which includes a large number of dog walkers. We have always asked that dog owners act responsibly and keep their animals under control. “This is especially important between April and end of October, when the site is being grazed by sheep owned by a local grazier.
The Trust is therefore extremely saddened that on Tuesday, July 31, a number of sheep were attacked and mauled by dogs. Three were killed.
“Dog walkers are warned that the sheep are on the site through the use of clear signage and are asked to keep their dogs under control. Following this attack, which was likely to have been committed by more than one dog, trustees direct that anyone walking their dog on the site must keep them on a lead at all times.
“When the sheep leave the site, which is usually in October, the rules may be relaxed however it is imperative that dog owners keep control of their pet at all times and dispose of its mess responsibly.
“The incident has been reported to the police. We would be grateful if anyone who has information about the incident could contact the Trust or the local policing team.”
The Cornwall Heritage Trust can be contacted on 01209 707008 or via sites@cornwallheritagetrust.or

By Warren Wilkins 15th August 2018

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