Dyfed-Powys Police’s rural crime team has reported three incidences of sheep worrying by dogs in the past three days, with two occurring today (Friday, March 3).

The force shared the news of all of the attacks on its Twitter page, describing one as a “horrendous attack”.

The first incident occurred at Knowles Farm, New Radnor, with the team reporting that a vet suspects a large dog or dogs to be the culprit.

Three ewes in-lamb were killed, the force said, as it appealed to dog owners to ensure their dogs are kept on a lead and to avoid fields containing livestock.

The second incident saw a “poor ewe” survive a dog attack in the Garthbrengy area of Brecon.

The rural crime team said it was supporting the farming community by investigating the “horrendous attack”.

The force appealed for anyone with information on either attack to contact it.

Sheep attacks

The two attacks today follow another livestock attack on sheep that occurred in the Ystradgynlais area, which the force’s rural crime team reported on Wednesday (March 1).

In the post on social media, the team asked dog owners to “know the law” and be aware of the consequences after a livestock worrying incident.

“The Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 states ‘if a dog worries livestock on any agricultural land, the owner of the dog shall be guilty of an offence’,” the force said.