Countryside

Countryside rules: Enjoy the countryside responsibly with your dog.

Spring is a time for new life, so be aware of pregnant ewes and lambs, calves and baby wildlife when out on your walks with your four-legged friend.

Keep dogs on leads

Your dog may be having fun chasing the livestock but it can have massive consequences:

  •         Abortions and loss of unborn lambs or calves.
  •         Farmers are allowed by law to shoot any dogs that are worrying livestock
  •         The dog owner or person responsible for the animal at the time is guilty of an offence under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 and may be sued for compensation by the farmer.omg 

Bag it – Bin it!

Dog poo can spread disease to farm animals causing fertility problems and abortions. 

Please bag it and dispose of it properly in a poo bin or at home.

If you’d like more information, get in touch.

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