POLICE hunt owners of dogs who attacked sheep
3:50pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
POLICE are appealing for help identifying the owners of three large Doberman cross dogs that attacked sheep in a field in Coombe Hill.
Around 500 sheep were on the farm land on the Tewkesbury Road at Coombe Hill when the incident happened on Sunday morning (October 6). The dogs’ owners were described as a man and a woman in their 20s. The man was wearing a black jacket, red cap and glasses. The woman was wearing a blue fur-lined coat.
The farmer confronted the couple about the dogs’ behaviour and they gave him names and an address. After the incident was reported to the police an officer made enquiries using the details that were given, it’s now believed these were false.
Anyone with any information about the pair or the incident is asked to call Gloucestershire Police on 101 quoting incident number 225 of October 6.
PC Di Butler, said: “We by no means want to stop dog walkers from enjoying the beautiful countryside our county has to offer but we do want to remind them of their responsibility to keep their pet under control when out and about.
“Landowners also have the right, as a last resort, to shoot any dog worrying their livestock – so these owners are also putting their beloved pet at unnecessary risk.
“We would hate for any animal to be injured, or worse killed, when it could be so easily avoided.Whilst pet dogs are usually harmless and obedient their natural instinct is to chase other animals.”