Dorset

Dogs destroyed after Dorset livestock attack

A pair of dogs in Dorset have been destroyed for attacking livestock in the west of the county.

Two Huskies killed an Alpaca after chasing a herd in Skilling Hill on Tuesday and were put down by vets.

Four sheep were also killed in two separate livestock worrying incidents and two large dogs seen nearby are believed to be responsible.

Dog owners can be punished under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 and their pets destroyed.

PC Scott McGregor from Bridport Police said: "A minority of dog owners consider that a dog running around or among livestock is an innocuous activity and it is not until later that the true extent of the trauma caused has been realised.

"Dog owners may be oblivious that their family pet is worrying livestock out of their sight."

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