Sheep killed in Donegal
Gardaí have launched an investigation after a dog attack resulted in the death of sheep in Co. Donegal in recent days.
According to Gardaí, the attack occurred between the late hours of Thursday night (June 2nd) and the early hours of Friday morning (June 4th, 2022).
In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:
“Gardaí in Buncrana received a report of an attack on sheep that occurred at Carnagarve, Moville at some stage between last night and this morning.”
“Six sheep were killed, and more may have to be put down due to their injuries.”
“If anybody has any information that might assist Gardaí with their enquiries, we ask them to contact Gardaí in Buncrana on 074-9320540.”
Gardaí reminded dog owners of the harm their pets can cause if they let them roam free or unsecured and if they do not keep them under effectual control.
“With dog ownership, comes responsibility. Secure your dog, have it microchipped and registered with your vet. Do not allow dogs to roam. Please keep your family pet under effectual control,” the spokesperson concluded.
Advice for road users
“Concentrate on the job in hand” is the key message that Gardaí have issued to tractor drivers and agricultural machinery operators this silage season.
The appeal comes following the issuing of several fixed charged penalty notices for road traffic-related offences in North Co. Kilkenny last week.
The Roads Policing Inspector appeared on a local radio station in relation to agricultural vehicles involved in silage cutting.
Gardaí issued four fixed charge penalty notices for mobile phone offences as well as tax offences.
Gardaí detected the majority of these offences in various parts of North Kilkenny.”
The spokesperson said: “As usual, the majority of drivers of agricultural machinery are sticking to the rules.”
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