Sheep mauled in Thomson Brook

Farmer Phil Brett and an assistant tend to the wounds of a sheep mauled in a dog attack in Thomson Brook.

THIRTY-six sheep on a Thomson Brook property have been mauled and killed in two different attacks in the past two months.

More than twenty sheep were lost in the second attack, leaving two alive, but seriously injured. One of those later had to be put down because of the nature of its injuries.

Property owner Phil Brett said he thought the attacks were from pig dogs, from the way the livestock were attacked.

“They attack the sinuses and crush the head,” he said.

Mr Brett said the critical thing was the suffering and trauma the sheep have had to go through just because people were not confining their dogs.

Property tenant Renae Clarke said they thought the culprits could be dogs not being confined to their own farms.

Donnybrook-Balingup Shire Ranger Paul Robins urged landowners to take a camera when they were out and about and get any photos of dogs on their property, whether they had attacked sheep or not.

“If the dog has attacked livestock once there’s a possibility they’ll return to the same property,” he said.

“We welcome any information from the community.”

In anyone has any information about livestock attacks, they can contact the ranger on 9780 4214.

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