Police warn farmers after dog attacks

After a number of dog attacks on sheep on a local property, local police have warned dog owners to be vigilant of their animals at all times.
After a number of dog attacks on sheep on a local property, local police have warned dog owners to be vigilant of their animals at all times.

Local police have warned landholders to be alert and on the lookout after a local couple lost livestock as a result of a number of dog attacks in the past week. 

Jack and Thora Regan, who own a property in Boorowa, said they notified police after finding dead sheep on the farm. 

“We have had a number of dog attacks on our sheep,” Mrs Regan said. 

“We notified local police. We have had three attacks in the past ten days.” 

Senior Constable Randall O’Brien said dog owners need to be vigilant and keep dogs secure, especially at night. 

“The Regan's have lost about 11 sheep to attacking dogs as of Monday,” he said.  

“Police and the Council Rangers have been advised.

“Any dog found attacking could result in the owner facing criminal charges and/or the dog being shot by the landowners.” 

If you have any concerns, contact Boorowa Police on 6385 3208 or the Boorowa office of Hilltops Council on 6380 2000.