Anger after dogs kill ten lambs

DISGUSTING: Two of the 10 lambs that were killed on a local property allegedly by dogs from a neighbouring property. Photo: Supplied
DISGUSTING: Two of the 10 lambs that were killed on a local property allegedly by dogs from a neighbouring property. Photo: Supplied

A Young resident has come forward after ten of his sheep herd were allegedly killed by dogs from a neighbouring property.

Wayne Phillips lost ten sheep and had a number injured after the alleged attack by a staghound and mastiff on his property.

“It’s just a disgrace,” Mr Phillips said. “I’m bloody angry.”

According to Mr Phillips other residents in the area have also lost animals on their properties including one person who posted on Facebook that they had animals that were attacked and killed in the area.

“It’s not the first time and it’s ridiculous,” Mr Phillips said.

According to Mr Phillips the owner of the dogs doesn’t believe the canines are the culprits killing the sheep and livestock.

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“We’ve seen them, we were out there with a spotlight and saw them running around the paddock,” he said.

Mr Phillips said he had spoken to the authorities previously after another incident that had occurred and believes that no action was taken.

Phillips said he and his wife were also advised after the last time they reported a similar incident they would need to have either photographic evidence or video for complete action to be taken.

According to Hilltops Council General Manager Anthony McMahon the Ranger is aware of the incident and is looking into the matter.

“Council Rangers have spoken to those involved and are continuing their investigations,” Mr McMahon said.

"Council encourages the public to report suspected dog attacks so appropriate investigations and any subsequent necessary action can be taken."

Mr Phillips believes the loss of his livestock is a waste not only of his time and money in raising the animals but in the sheep’s lives too. He also believes owners need to be responsible for making sure their animals do not wander off their property and are securely contained.

“It’s common sense,” he said.

To report an animal attack or report a stray animal can contact the ranger on 0408 298 413.