RSPCA Cymru is reminding dog walkers to keep their pets on leads at all times when near farm animals.
The call comes after a sheep was chased down a cliff in Pembrokeshire.
It was rescued by RSPCA Inspector Suzy Hannaby and Animal Welfare Officer Andrew Harris and was returned to the flock uninjured.
The dramatic rescue took place on cliffs near Abereiddy and was captured on camera as the team abseiled down the cliffs.
RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Andrew Harris, who lead the rescue, said: “Thankfully the sheep in this incident was uninjured and even gave us a little ‘bah’ as we released them back into the flock.
“However, it could have been much worse for the sheep and the dog that chased it over the cliff edge. As the weather gets warmer and more people walk their dogs in the countryside, we urge people to take care around farm animals and ensure that their dog is kept on the lead at all times when in or near fields containing livestock.
“On this occasion both animals live to bark and bah their stories but it could have been completely different.”
Farmers Guardian is taking the lead by raising awareness among the British public about livestock worrying and speaking up for our readers’ concerns.
We have 1,000s of livestock worrying signs which you can nail to gateposts or fenceposts near footpaths to highlight the problem to walkers.
If you would like some of these signs, please send a stamped, self-addressed A4 envelope to
FG Take the Lead, Farmers Guardian,
Unit 4, Fulwood Business Park,
You will need at least three First Class or Second Class stamps on to cover postage costs. We will be able send up to 25 signs.