Dog attacks on sheep
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.