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Appeal after dog attacks rare sheep in Sheffield

Alison Twigg, who has a small holding in Hagg Lane, Sheffield, is pictured with two of her injured sheep.

Alison Twigg, who has a small holding in Hagg Lane, Sheffield, is pictured with two of her injured sheep.

The owner of a flock of pregnant rare breed sheep near Crosspool is warning of the potential danger of dogs after an attack left three with severe injuries.

Three Boreray ewes on a smallholding off Hagg Lane were savaged, needing extensive veterinary treatment.

Alison Twigg, aged 48, of Crookes, said: “Even if the owner of the dog didn’t see this attack take place, the dog must have been covered in blood because all the sheep were.

“The owner has got to be aware that this happened. I wouldn’t want that dog near anybody I loved. Once it has tasted blood, it will want it again, whether it is an animal or a human next time.”

The dog got into an area where 20 breeding ewes were being kept at about 6am on Saturday last week. Alison, who has a flock of about 60 sheep, is aiming to increase numbers of Boreray.

 

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