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Please keep your dogs on leads around farm animals

on Fri, 29/10/2021 - 9:47am

Police and the National Farmers Union are encouraging dog owners to keep their dogs on lead around any livestock regardless of the dog’s behaviour.

Dogs owners can face fines of up to £1000 as well as a jail term of six months if their dog is caught off lead around farms and worrying livestock.

Whatever the time of year, your dog should always be on the lead around livestock. But even if your dog is off-lead in an empty field, it should still stay on the footpath and be within your sight – you should be confident that you can call it back otherwise, it should be on the lead.