Dog owner charged after Rottweiler and Alsatian 'attack and kill sheep'

Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets on a short lead when near livestock.

Dog owner charged after pet Rottweiler and Alsatian allegedly attack and kill sheep near Lugton in Ayrshire Getty Images

A man has been charged after his dogs allegedly attacked and killed a sheep in Ayrshire.

The sheep was reportedly attacked by a Rottweiler and an Alsatian in a field near to Lugton around 11am on Thursday. The animal later died from its injuries.

The 50-year-old dog owner was traced by police and charged with offences under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 and a report submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Police in Ayrshire said they have seen a rise in livestock worrying and urged dog owners to avoid livestock and keep their dog on a short lead when there is a chance livestock are nearby.

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