Dog owners given warning of potential prosecution by police if pet attacks livestock
Date of alert:
Monday, 2 May 2022
North Yorkshire Police
Dog owners have been warned by police they "may be prosecuted" if their pet attacks livestock.
North Yorkshire Police told Yorkshire residents to "take extra care" on Bank Holiday walks due to the possibility of livestock in country fields.
In a social media update, the force said: "With lambing season coming to a close, it's important to be aware of the consequences of a dog attack on sheep.
"Any dog, no matter how well behaved, can quickly get out of control when off the lead around livestock.
"Our message to you is really simple – keep your dog on a lead, and under control."