Posted: Fri 26th Feb 2021

Group of Alpacas attacked by a dog in Flintshire -police keen to speak to owner

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

The Police are keen to speak to the owner of a dog which they say attacked a group of Alpacas in Flintshire.

North Wales Police Rural Crime Team were called to the incident which happend in the Northop Hall area.

The Alpacas were attacked by a black Patterdale Terrier, which was wearing a harness, the female dog owner is described as being in her forties.

Alpacas are not covered under the Dogs Protection of livestock act 1953 unlike sheep or cattle

Under the Act, if a dog worries cattle, sheep, goats, swine, horses and domestic poultry on agricultural land, the person in charge of the dog is guilty of an offence.

The Act considers dogs chasing livestock in such a way as may reasonably be expected to cause injury or suffering to the livestock or, in the case of females, abortion an offence.

“Police would still be keen to speak to the dog owner to educate and help promote responsible dog ownership in our communities.”

Officers said the Alpaca owner has “vet bills and a 48 hour wait hoping a pregnant female does not abort due to stress.”

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