Conditions have been placed on a dog after an attack on three alpacas on a farm near Bartley.
Following the attack by an unsupervised dog on 22 December 2016, the alpacas all required treatment and one subsequently died.
Country Watch officers pursued a civil Dog Control Order and this was granted at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on 13 September.
This Order will last for the dog’s life and its owner must ensure that it:
• wears a muzzle at all times whilst in public or on any land not owned, occupied or controlled by the dog owner;
• is kept on suitable leads at all times whilst in public.
Inspector Lou Hubble from the Country Watch team said:
“Because alpacas are not classed as livestock, we were not able to pursue a criminal case.
“However because of the impact this type of attack has, we felt it important to bring about a civil action.
“We will continue to protect our rural communities. This outcome should send a warning to any owners who allow their dogs to be unsupervised or out of control around animals of any description.”