Warning to dog owners after cliff face lamb rescue in Cornwall

The sheep had to be rescued by a specialist team Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA are warning dog owners to keep control of their pets after a young sheep was chased over the edge of cliffs near Bude in Cornwall.

Dog owners have been warned to keep their pets under control Credit: RSPCA

The dramatic rescue saw a team of specially trained RSPCA rope rescue officers carefully lift the lamb back to safety.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Suzy Hannaby said:

This was an urgent rescue due to the hot weather as the sheep had no water, food or shade from the sun. Thankfully the team were able to successfully reunite the sheep with the farmer but we hope it serves as a warning for owners to keep their dogs under control around livestock, and while close to the cliffs along the coastline.

Suzy Hannaby
The young sheep was reunited with its farmer Credit: RSPCA