Lambs slaughtered by dogs in Porthleven

Twelve lambs were killed by dogs in Porthleven this morning (stock photo)

Twelve lambs were killed by dogs in Porthleven this morning (stock photo)

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Police are warning dog owners to keep their animals on leads after 18 lambs were savaged by two dogs in Porthleven, with 12 of the newborns being killed.

The two dogs are described as a black collie with smooth hair and a mixed breed lightish brown dog.

Police are appealing for information from the public following the attacks at Methleigh Bottom between midnight and 6.20am today (April 28).

Call PCSO Jon Bell at Helston Police Station on 101, ref AH14/481.

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4:17pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Gill Z Martin says...

This is so very sad, surely with that amount of lambs savaged and killed, the dogs must have been out of control for a considerable amount of time, how irresponsible of the owner/s of the dogs, and devastating for the livestock owner.
Hopefully the owner/s of the dogs will be identified, if they do not have the honesty to come forward.
This is so very sad, surely with that amount of lambs savaged and killed, the dogs must have been out of control for a considerable amount of time, how irresponsible of the owner/s of the dogs, and devastating for the livestock owner. Hopefully the owner/s of the dogs will be identified, if they do not have the honesty to come forward. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 12

4:22pm Mon 28 Apr 14

meerkats says...

The owners must be aware of the killings as their dogs would have blood on them. so out of decency they should come forward. or hopefully someone will know who they are and contact the Police.
The owners must be aware of the killings as their dogs would have blood on them. so out of decency they should come forward. or hopefully someone will know who they are and contact the Police. meerkats
  • Score: 11

6:14pm Mon 28 Apr 14

meerkats says...

Helston Rick wrote:
An unfortunate and avoidable incident, with hundreds in Porthleven for the food festival, wouldnt be surprised if they belonged to visitors who just let them loose in the dark.

Gill and meerkats do you really expect anyone to own up? would you own up if you made a mistake or were in the wrong? would you even apologise?
You shouldnt really assume the owners were visitors ,. As a responsible dog owner , i would be horrified to think that our dogs did that ,which incidentally they wouldnt as they are never left to roam free in public places and we know of their whereabouts all the time. Yes i would own up and be truly sorry , and i would also be concerned that if these owners dont keep a tighter control on their dogs , they may strike again as they have the taste for it
[quote][p][bold]Helston Rick[/bold] wrote: An unfortunate and avoidable incident, with hundreds in Porthleven for the food festival, wouldnt be surprised if they belonged to visitors who just let them loose in the dark. Gill and meerkats do you really expect anyone to own up? would you own up if you made a mistake or were in the wrong? would you even apologise?[/p][/quote]You shouldnt really assume the owners were visitors ,. As a responsible dog owner , i would be horrified to think that our dogs did that ,which incidentally they wouldnt as they are never left to roam free in public places and we know of their whereabouts all the time. Yes i would own up and be truly sorry , and i would also be concerned that if these owners dont keep a tighter control on their dogs , they may strike again as they have the taste for it meerkats
  • Score: -1

6:16pm Mon 28 Apr 14

meerkats says...

Helston Rick wrote:
An unfortunate and avoidable incident, with hundreds in Porthleven for the food festival, wouldnt be surprised if they belonged to visitors who just let them loose in the dark.

Gill and meerkats do you really expect anyone to own up? would you own up if you made a mistake or were in the wrong? would you even apologise?
The only part of your comment i agree with that its an unfortunate avoidable incident.
[quote][p][bold]Helston Rick[/bold] wrote: An unfortunate and avoidable incident, with hundreds in Porthleven for the food festival, wouldnt be surprised if they belonged to visitors who just let them loose in the dark. Gill and meerkats do you really expect anyone to own up? would you own up if you made a mistake or were in the wrong? would you even apologise?[/p][/quote]The only part of your comment i agree with that its an unfortunate avoidable incident. meerkats
  • Score: -3

7:50pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Helston Rick wrote:
An unfortunate and avoidable incident, with hundreds in Porthleven for the food festival, wouldnt be surprised if they belonged to visitors who just let them loose in the dark.

Gill and meerkats do you really expect anyone to own up? would you own up if you made a mistake or were in the wrong? would you even apologise?
I love dogs but unfortunately cannot afford to keep another one. I always apologize when I am in the wrong about anything.

The article gives a rough description of the dogs and yet the timescale is placed between midnight and 06:20, who saw the dogs? why could the time not be noted more precisely? the more information released to the public the greater the chances of identifying the owner/s I would have thought.
[quote][p][bold]Helston Rick[/bold] wrote: An unfortunate and avoidable incident, with hundreds in Porthleven for the food festival, wouldnt be surprised if they belonged to visitors who just let them loose in the dark. Gill and meerkats do you really expect anyone to own up? would you own up if you made a mistake or were in the wrong? would you even apologise?[/p][/quote]I love dogs but unfortunately cannot afford to keep another one. I always apologize when I am in the wrong about anything. The article gives a rough description of the dogs and yet the timescale is placed between midnight and 06:20, who saw the dogs? why could the time not be noted more precisely? the more information released to the public the greater the chances of identifying the owner/s I would have thought. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 6

8:24pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Gill Z Martin says...

We do not know if and when any identification of the dogs owner/s will occur, therefore I agree with meerkats, I think it is unwise to assume anything at this stage.
Hopefully this incident will be widely reported, thus increasing the possibility of identification.
We do not know if and when any identification of the dogs owner/s will occur, therefore I agree with meerkats, I think it is unwise to assume anything at this stage. Hopefully this incident will be widely reported, thus increasing the possibility of identification. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 4

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