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Just a week after a horrific attack left four sheep dead, with another seven later put down, another attack has taken place near Inveraray.
Police captured two husky-type dogs after they were spotted loose among sheep at 5.20pm on Sunday March 11 in a field behind the former Inveraray police station.
Three sheep are said to have sustained injuries in the attack.
Sergeant Iain MacNicol of Lochgilphead police office said: ‘The dogs were caught and checks revealed that at least one sheep suffered a leg injury with puncture wounds.
‘Police attended and the two dogs were seized. The alleged owner of the dogs, a man aged 55, also attended the scene and a further eight husky-type dogs owned by him were also seized by police.
‘Police Scotland and the Argyll and Bute Council dog control warden are investigating this incident.’
On Sunday March 4 a local farmer was shocked to discover an attack on breeding ewe hoggs (pictured) in a field at Cromalt outside Inveraray. As well as the loss of 11 sheep, a further six survived with treatment. All the affected sheep had severe facial injuries.
Police are linking the two attacks, which happened just a few hundred yards from each other and seven days apart. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal when enquiries are complete.