Lamb watch campaign launched after sheep mauled to death by dogs at Cockington
TWO lambs have been mauled to death in Cockington in the latest in a series of rogue dog attacks.
Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust is appealing to walkers to raise the alarm and report any incidents to the police.
Dominic Acland, director of the trust, said two lambs were savaged on Friday last week.
He said it was possible it was the same dog carrying out the attacks.
"We are setting up Cockington Lamb Watch, working with the police, the Friends of Cockington group, local residents and local dog walkers.
"We're writing to all the householders living in Cockington and especially those in Loxbury Road overlooking the valley to ask them to keep a watch on our sheep. We have also contacted our local police.
"Dog owners need to make sure their animals are under control especially when near fields with livestock grazing, and to keep to the footpaths," he said.
"We know the vast majority are very responsible."
They are appealing to anyone who sees a dog to note any identifying features, photograph it if possible and report it to the police and to the trust.