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Police reminder for dog owners after sheep worrying incident by Kincraig

By Gavin Musgrove

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Police are reminding dog owners of their responsibility when walking close to livestock following a report of a sheep worrying close to the Speyside Way by Kincraig.

A single lamb was found in the area with minor injuries on Friday.

Police said the incident was reported by a third party with no description of the dog at around 9.10am.

A force spokesperson said: "With an abundance of beautiful walks in the local area for everyone to enjoy their daily exercise, it is inevitable people will be venturing along paths and routes close to sheep and lambs.

"Enjoying our countryside must be coupled with the responsibility to keep dogs on a lead and under control at all times when close to livestock in addition to leaving all gates as you find them. A dog attacking, chasing or even being at large in a field where sheep are grazing can lead to significant injury or sadly the sheep being killed or later destroyed.

"Taking simple and sensible steps will hopefully avoid potentially devastating consequences for the animals involved in addition to the emotional and financial impact on our local farmers.

Anyone who witnesses sheep worrying is advised to phone Police Scotland via 101.

For more advice visit: https://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2019/january/sparc-launches-extended-livestock-worrying-campaign

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