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Posters help reduce dog attacks during lambing season

Emma Wild from Wychavon holding one of the posters. Photo: Wychavon District Council

A council has released posters urging dog walkers to keep their pets on the lead following a spate of dog attacks.

Wychavon District Council has launched the campaign to protect livestock during lambing season after sheep on Councillor Rob Adam's farm were attacked.

He said:

I'm really pleased that Wychavon can support farmers like this. The damage that irresponsible dog owners do is terrible and some might not even know their dogs are capable of such attacks.

Please play it safe when you're on farmland with livestock - put your dog on a lead for everyone's safety.

– Councillor Rob Adam
There have been a spate of attacks on livestock. Credit: PA

Emma Wild, Marketing and Communications Manager at Wychavon District Council, added:

We were horrified when we heard about the attacks at Cllr. Adam's farm. We wanted to do something positive to support farmers across the district, so we're offering laminated posters to all farmers in the area.

– Emma Wild