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A pregnant, hand-reared ewe has been attacked by a dog at East Soar. 

East Soar Outdoor Experience took to social media to share the sad news and ask the dog owner to come forward.

Bunny the sheep - credit East Soar Outdoor Experience 

The post said: "This is Bunny. She is two-years-old, bottlefed by my children and much loved. Today a dog attacked her. She and our other pregnant ewes were moved to our front field (as this is not on a footpath and close to the house) a few weeks ago.

"We thought they would be safe.

"Bunny will probably not survive the shock, if she does, she will be partially blind. And all because someone could not be bothered to follow the correct footpath and keep their dog on a lead.

"If anyone has seen a bloodied dog in the carpark please let us know. If you are the owner please do the right thing and contact us."

In a 2020 survey by the National Sheep Association (NSA), farmers reported an average of seven cases of sheep worrying in the previous year, resulting in five sheep injured and two sheep killed per attack. 

The lambing season has extended to anywhere between November and May – but the birth rate still peaks in spring. 

Keep dogs on leads around livestock.

It is an offence to allow a dog to worry sheep. Worrying includes attacking or chasing sheep and, in some circumstances, farmers are legally entitled to shoot dogs if they are endangering their sheep.

See the video of poor Bunny below: 

 

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