Dog attacks on sheep

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There has recently been a reports in the Parish of a dog attack on sheep.

It is against the law to allow a dog to be dangerously out of control - for Government guidance on control of dogs click here.

Your dog is considered dangerously out of control if it:

  • injures someone

  • makes someone worried that it might injure them

A court could also decide that your dog is dangerously out of control if:

  • it injures someone’s animal

  • the owner of the animal thinks they could be injured if they tried to stop your dog attacking their animal.

Note that a farmer is allowed to kill a dog if it is worrying their livestock.

A convicted persopn is liable to imprisonment and /or a fine of up to £5,000.

If you are a dog owner, please keep your dog or dogs under control at all times.

To report a dangerous dog, contact South Somerset District Council on 01935 462462.


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