Lamb has to be put to sleep after dog attack near Warwick Racecourse - The Leamington Observer

Lamb has to be put to sleep after dog attack near Warwick Racecourse

Leamington Editorial 8th Oct, 2020 Updated: 8th Oct, 2020   0

A LAMB had to be put to sleep after being attacked by a pet dog close to Warwick Racecourse.

Two newly-weaned lambs were attacked on Sunday (October 4) with one needing to be euthanised.

Police believe the second lamb will also have to be put to sleep.

Officers are once again reminding dog owners to keep their pets on the lead around livestock.

A Warwickshire Police spokesman said: “This newly weaned lamb was attacked by someone’ pet.

“These injuries have not been caused by a wild animal and the dog that inflicted the injuries would have been covered in blood. As such the owners would have known something had happened.

“This is distressing to all parties involved and it’s 100 per cent avoidable.

“Please keep your dog on a lead in areas where livestock are grazing.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and speak to police.

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