Dog attacked sheep in field

Dog attacked sheep in field

Dog attacked sheep in field

First published in News

A 79-year-old woman agreed to pay a farmer £155 after her dog attacked one of his sheep.

The woman’s border collie cross dog injured the lamb in a field off Medcroft Road, Tackley, last Monday at about 8.30am. The sheep later had to be put down.

She came forward to police and agreed to pay the money as part of a restorative justice disposal order for allowing her dog to be dangerously out of control.

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed

Our top stories

2pm Update: Ten now held by police in anti-slavery operation + video and pictures

Oxford Mail:

8:04am Thursday 26th March 2015

TEN people have now been arrested by police following this morning's raids targeting slavery in the city.

Council says millions more are needed to protect children from sex exploitation

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 26th March 2015

MILLIONS in extra funding is needed to cope with the rising problem of child sex exploitation across Oxfordshire.

Former Oxford schoolgirl wins Waterstone's children's book prize for debut novel

Oxford Mail:

8:00pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A FORMER Oxford schoolgirl has won the Best Young Fiction category at the Waterstone's Children’s Book Prze awards.

Witney woman jailed for causing the death of a pensioner by dangerous driving in Curbridge

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:34pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A 58-year-old woman has been jailed after causing the death of a pensioner by dangerous driving.

Trees and wasteland caught fire between Yarnton and the Peartree Interchange

Oxford Mail:

6:33pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A FIRE that blazed through trees and wasteland between Yarnton and the Peartree Interchange has been put out.

Video: Large turn-out to salute return to Britain of soldier Jamie Sawyer after his death in Cyprus

Oxford Mail:

5:37pm Thursday 26th March 2015

SERVICEMEN, veterans, family and friends joined members of the Carterton community this afternoon to pay their respects at the repatriation of Private Jamie Lee Sawyer this afternoon.

 

 

Comments (3)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:24am Mon 11 Aug 14

snert says...

At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you.

At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment".
At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you. At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment". snert
  • Score: 9

10:19am Mon 11 Aug 14

EMBOX2 says...

snert wrote:
At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you.

At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment".
Agreed, the last thing you want is for a dog to be destroyed for this.

It is, I note, a border collie - a breed with sheep working ingrained. It is to be expected that it may chase sheep, because that's what they do...
[quote][p][bold]snert[/bold] wrote: At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you. At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment".[/p][/quote]Agreed, the last thing you want is for a dog to be destroyed for this. It is, I note, a border collie - a breed with sheep working ingrained. It is to be expected that it may chase sheep, because that's what they do... EMBOX2
  • Score: 8

9:16pm Mon 11 Aug 14

onemorething says...

snert wrote:
At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you.

At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment".
I would instantly kill any dog found worrying sheep: not because of 'justice/punishment/
retribution or revenge' bur because a dog that has done it once is more likely to do it again. The welfare impact on the next sheep to be attacked by that dog is far worse than a painless lethal injection.
A well-trained dog does not chase anything without its owner's permission. Rabbit, sheep or scared child.
[quote][p][bold]snert[/bold] wrote: At least she came forward. Sometimes dogs do things that you're not expecting despite them normally being under control. They're not humans, they're animals and regardless of your perceived control of them, they can, and do, do things where they don't listen to you. At least this time there wasn't the immediate witch-hunt style backlash where they demand the dog is put to sleep in some failed idea of "retribution and revenge" wrapped up as "justice and punishment".[/p][/quote]I would instantly kill any dog found worrying sheep: not because of 'justice/punishment/ retribution or revenge' bur because a dog that has done it once is more likely to do it again. The welfare impact on the next sheep to be attacked by that dog is far worse than a painless lethal injection. A well-trained dog does not chase anything without its owner's permission. Rabbit, sheep or scared child. onemorething
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree