Saturday 18 November 2017

Two dogs shot dead for attacking flock of sheep

Stephen Maguire

TWO dogs were shot dead after attacking a flock of sheep at the weekend.

The bloody attack happened in broad daylight outside the Gaeltacht village of Annagry, Co Donegal, on Saturday afternoon.

It is believed the German Shepherd dogs were straying in the area for some time and were chased away from a house after they tried to attack two pet goats.

A short time later the dogs set upon the sheep, which were grazing in a local field.

Three of the sheep were mauled to death after they were attacked in the face while dozens of others fled during the attack.

A passing motorist witnessed the gruesome attack on the main Annagry to Crolly road and immediately contacted locals, who alerted the owner of the sheep.

They rushed to the scene and another local man managed to shoot the out-of-control dogs with a legally held firearm.

Gardai were alerted and arrived at the scene and began enquiries to locate the owners of the dogs.

It is understood gardai have identified and spoken to the owners of the dogs and the matter is still under investigation.

Irish Independent

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