Dog walkers warned about chased sheep
8:48am Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
POLICE are asking dog owners to make sure they have their pets under control after incidents of sheep being chased in the Horwich area.
There have been reports of dogs worrying sheep in George’s Lane heading towards Winter Hill, from footpaths at Blackrod and from the footpath leading from Green Lane to Rivington and Blackrod High School.
A police spokesman said: “If your out and about taking your dog for a walk and you know your dog will chase sheep or livestock, make sure you have it under control around those areas.
“It doesn’t mean it has to be on a lead, but it does mean that if you were to call your dog back it would listen. If your dog pays no attention, then having your dog wear a lead around those areas is advisable.”
Owners can be arrested if dogs are not under control and chase sheep.
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