12 May 2023
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South Galway farmer estimates “horrific” dog attack on flock caused €5 thousand damage
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A South Galway farmer says a “horrific” dog attack on his flock that left dozens of sheep dead has cost him at least €5 thousand.
Christopher Rock from Peterswell had seen his flock at 3.30am on Tuesday morning.
But three hours later at 6.30am, he returned to a scene of utter devastation.
Twenty ewes and ten lambs were killed, while over a dozen more were injured.
It’s not known what dog was responsible or if multiple dogs were involved, but Christopher says a loose Alsatian was spotted nearby at 6.30am.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Christopher said the real cost of the attack goes far beyond the €5 thousand.