A sheep which was savaged by a dog has given birth to two healthy lambs.
The incident took place in Wrexham at the end of 2020 and left the sheep unable to walk.
North Wales Police rural crime team (NWPRC) tweeted a picture of the ewe with lambs at foot, labelling it as a ’happy ending’.
NWPRC said: "She [the sheep] was about to be euthanised until she tried her best to get back up.
"They gave her a second chance.
"You helped us find the dog owner.
Lockdown has seen a sharp spike in dog attacks on livestock, with a highland cow mauled to death in rottweiler attack earlier this week and several pregnant ewes killed in a distressing dog attack on New Year’s Eve.
Fears incidents could continue to rise as people flock to the countryside has led to renewed calls for dogs to be kept on leads around livestock.
A petition, calling on Government to make it mandatory for all dogs to be on leads on public footpaths, bridleways and byways, has reached 2,967 signatures so far.
"Farmers or land owners should have a right to remove any out of control animals from their fields. Extendable leads are in abundance, there is no need for a dog to be off a lead in this day and age, particularly when live stock and pets are at risk," the petition outlined.
Farmers Guardian’s Take the Lead campaign continues to raise awareness of sheep worrying incidences caused by dog attacks.
The campaign, launched in April 2014, has gained huge industry backing over its time, helping to raise awareness among the British public about livestock worrying and speaking up for our readers’ concerns.
More than 60,000 free signs have been sent out, spurring awareness not seen before in regards to livestock worrying.
Farmers Guardian have 1,000s of Take the Lead gatepost signs to give away.
Please send a self-addressed A4 envelope to:
Farmers Guardian Take the Lead
Unit 4 Fulwood Business Park