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

Video: Watch the blaze that destroyed a lorry trailer carrying egg boxes on the A40

Oxford Mail:

11:10am Monday 22nd December 2014

A LORRY containing egg boxes has caught fire on the A40 near Witney.   

Special report: The city where it can be 19 times your salary for a home

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

THERE is no longer anywhere cheap to live in Oxford, leaving average earners priced out of the market house prices up to 19 times the media salary, new figures show.

UPDATE: Queues along Abingdon Road as Westgate shopping centre car park fills up with Christmas shoppers

Oxford Mail: Westgate Centre oxford

4:35pm Monday 22nd December 2014

A RUSH of shoppers to the Westgate Shopping Centre has caused traffic to queue down Abingdon Road in Oxford.

A4130 blocked after car goes into ditch

Oxford Mail: a4130 alert

1:19pm Monday 22nd December 2014

THE A4130 is partially blocked in both directions by a car crash between Didcot and Brightwell-cum-Sotwell.

Oxford chosen to host new NHS genetics research centre to improve care

Oxford Mail:

12:10pm Monday 22nd December 2014

PEOPLE in Oxfordshire with cancer and rare diseases could get advanced diagnosis and treatment under a new genetics project.

What brilliant picture is in our Oxford Mail Advent Calendar today?

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 9th December 2014

December is Advent Calendar time and we have a special new interactive graphic for you each and every day until Christmas Eve. I've chosen the best 24 pictures of 2014 and I'll be unveiling one a day - so what is behind's today's door?

 

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