Farmer shoots dog dead after attack on cattle
POLICE are investigating after farmer killed a dog which attacked his rare breed cattle.
The Whitebred Shorthorn heifers were bitten by two dogs at Trenow Farm at Perranuthnoe, near Penzance, on Tuesday evening.
Devon and Cornwall Police said the farmer shot dead one of the dogs but the other escaped.
A spokesman said no action would be taken against the farmer who had been within his rights to shoot the black labrador-cross dog.
No action was currently being taken against the dog’s owner either, the spokesman added.
However an inspector is now reviewing the case to ‘ensure proper action is being taken’.
The cows, which are on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) critical list, suffered chest and facial injuries in the attack.
It follows a Farmers Guardian investigation into dog attacks on sheep. FG found there were nearly 700 attacks by dogs in 2011.