Sheep-killer dogs remain at large along the border

Gardai, PSNI powerless to act; farmer urges owners to be more responsible

page 3 Sheep Dog Kill

An Inishowen farmer is counting the cost this week after a sickening dog attack left four of his sheep torn to pieces.

Three young lambs and a ewe were savaged to death during the vicious incident in a field along the border at Bonemaine, Bridgend last Thursday lunchtime.

The incident was witnessed by a neighbouring farmer who managed to chase the dogs away from the terrified sheep before following them to a nearby residence in the North.

Three lambs and one ewe, worth up to €500, were killed in the attack and since the loss was caused by dogs, it is not covered by farm insurance.

To compound matters for farmer Jack Campbell, the two killer pets remain at large because Gardai are powerless to act as they are owned by an individual who lives across the border and denies all responsibility.

After talking to Gardai, the frustrated farmer contacted the PSNI at Strand Road, Derry but was informed that officers there cannot investigate the incident either because it took place outside their jurisdiction in Inishowen.

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