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Rogue dog chases herd of pregnant sheep 

 Published on: 18th March 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Box Moor Trust suffered an incident of sheep worrying, in which a dog repeatedly chased a herd of over 20 pregnant ewes. 

On Saturday, March 9 a dog walker visiting the Trust Estate let her large light coloured dog off the lead which led to an incident of sheep worrying. 

Such incidents can cause trauma to the animals that can not only lead to severe injuries and death of the sheep but lead to breech births in lambing. 

Over the past few years, incidents of sheep worrying and attacks on stock by dogs have increased. 

Box Moor Trust ask that all dog walkers visiting the Trust Estate adhere strictly to the Countryside Code and ensure that their dog is on a leash around livestock. 

If anyone can help identify the lady who owned the large light coloured dog, who was thought to have had a Citroen car, or if anyone witnesses any incidents of this sort, the Trust would urge to hear from them. 

The Box Moor Trust is a self-supporting land management charity looking after nearly 500 acres of grazing and amenity land on behalf of the local community. 

The land is free to visit and explore, and includes woodlands, recreation areas and meadows. The Trust is grazed by Norfolk Horn sheep and Belted Galloway cattle, both rare breeds. 

To get in contact with Box Moor Trust, visit boxmoortrust.org.uk or alternatively call 01442 253300.  

Picture courtesy of Aaron Wilson

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