From Amanda M
Today two husky type dogs were reported to me by two holiday makers as "worrying sheep" - they stated that the dogs had cornered a sheep and were systematically biting it. They tried to intervene but the dogs started to turn on them and they felt scared.
I took my gun and investigated. The dogs were still there and there was no owner present - the sheep was bleeding profusely and another lay dead nearby. I shot them both - one was injured and ran away. I subsequently found 7 other seriously injured animals, I tried to find the injured dog. I contacted the police and as they investigated, the dogs owner threatened me with violence and suing me for killing the dog.
From Janice S
Amanda, this must have been very upsetting but you had no choice. I would have thought all dog owners would know that dogs who worry sheep are likely to be shot/put down. I hope that the police backed you up on this - as you said, what about the suffering caused to the sheep and the potential of these dogs to kill and injure more animals or children?
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