Livestock Worrying

Alert message sent 01/03/2021 09:20:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


Dear Resident,

Unfortunately we have had a report of a loose dog causing distress to a number of sheep who have sadly died.

Livestock worrying is a criminal offence and comes under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953.

‘Worrying’ is where a dog attacks or chases livestock causing injury or suffering.

This isn’t just a threat to a farmer or land owner’s livelihood, it’s also a dangerous situation for the animals involved, and could lead to more risk if the animals get onto the road.

A farmer is allowed to kill the dog if it’s worrying their livestock.

ALWAYS keep your dog under control around other animals and if you see a dog on the loose worrying animals, report it online.

Kind Regards,

PCSO Beth George

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Beth George (Cheshire Police, Chester LPU, PCSO)

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