Sunday, May 26, 2019
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A number of sheep have been badly injured in the Glendale area.

Police are carrying out enquiries after the sheep were found on common grazing hill land at Husabost.

Police say they believe the significant injuries were caused by a dog.

PC Scott Templeman stated: “We are looking for any information relating to a number of sheep being badly injured on common grazing land at Husabost, near Glendale on the Isle of Skye. These sheep were found by their owner on Thursday 9th May 2019 and the injuries appear consistent with a dog attack. We ask that anyone with any knowledge of this incident contacts Portree Police office on 101 quoting incident no 1901 of 9/5/19.”

“We would also like to take this opportunity to remind dog owners whether local or a visitors to the island that they have a responsibility to control their dogs at all times, especially around livestock. Attacks by dogs on livestock are often fatal and will have an obvious financial impact on local farmers/crofters.”

“Responsible owners can take steps to avoid these type of incidents by keeping their dogs under control at all times and on a lead when walking on croft or hill land or near livestock.”

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