Dog owners are being reminded to ensure their pets are kept under control after reported sheep attacks.
Galway County Council is emphasising that, under the Control of Dogs Act, it is the responsibility of their owners to ensure they are under control.
This comes after a “significant sheep kill” was reported by council wardens in the Ardrahan area recently.
“Attacks on sheep can result in significant economic losses to the farmer, for which the dog owner can be held liable under the Control of Dogs Act”.
“All dog owners are requested to be particularly vigilant and to ensure that their dog is never let out unsupervised, particularly at night, and is under control at all times.”
“If you witness an indicent of sheep worrying or damage to livestock in Galway County, please report it immediately to Galway County Council”.
Anyone who sees something to report is asked to call the council at 091-509510, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact An Garda Síochána.