From the Ayrshire Police Division:
Dog owners are being reminded that their animal could be killed if found to be worrying sheep.
The warning comes at the start of a campaign launched yesterday (Monday 13th February 2017) by the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime, in partnership with Police Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, NFUS, Scottish Land & Estates and the Kennel Club, to raise awareness amongst dog owners about the devastating effects of livestock worrying.
The campaign seeks to highlight to dog owners who live in or walk their dogs in the countryside, that they must act responsibly and keep their dogs under close control. Results from a similar campaign last year showed that two-thirds of all reported crime involved a dog that was either local to the area or allowed to roam free, or had ‘escaped’ from a house or garden.