Warning after sheep attacked

Coun Anita Romer and her sheep at Seaton Sluice.
Coun Anita Romer and her sheep at Seaton Sluice.
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A COUNCILLOR is calling on dog owners to show more care when walking their pets after her sheep were attacked for the second time within weeks.

Hartley county councillor Anita Romer was left shocked and disgusted after a husky dog attacked her pet sheep at the weekend.

Coun Romer keeps her six sheep and five alpacas in a field near her home in Seaton Sluice.

The flock has been attacked twice in the space of three months by dogs let off their leads by their owners.

Now Coun Romer is asking for owners to keep their pets under control and away from sheep.

“Dogs must not go into fields attacking sheep,” she said.

“I’ve contacted the police, and they are aware of the situation.

“It’s just a warning to say we’re on the look-out, and other people walking dogs must make sure they keep an eye open. Local residents are already doing that for me.”

Last November, one of her sheep suffered horrific injuries after being attacked by a dog.

After medical treatment, the sheep survived, but it has lost the use of one front leg.

Coun Romer said: “I was out there every couple of hours looking after it and giving it medication.

“I thought he was going to be put down, but he’s pulled through. I can’t believe how it’s recovered.

“I think the sheep deserves a medal.

“I heard that most sheep die when attacked by dogs, but he put up a fight.”

She added: “Somebody must know whose dog got in. The attack was so severe that it must have lasted some time.”