Gardaí have urged dog owners to keep their dogs under control in order to prevent attacks on sheep.
Over 3,000 sheep are either killed or injured every year in dog attacks.
Garda Síochana Donegal posted a message on their Facebook page to remind dog owners to make sure their pets are microchipped and registered and make sure they are kept under effectual control.
Garda Síochana Donegal said: “We wish to remind dog owners of the harm their pets can cause if let roam free or unsecured and not kept under effectual control.
“With dog ownership comes responsibility. Secure your dog, have it microchipped and registered with your vet.
“This time of year onwards we see issues with sheep kills when dogs attack livestock. Dogs should not be allowed roam.
“If your dog attacks animals on someone’s land, you could be held liable for the damages and face prosecution. The farmer is also within their right to shoot any animal that is worrying their livestock.
“Prosecution under Section 9 of the ‘Control of Dogs Act 1986’ could result in one month in prison and/or €600 fine.
Please keep your family pet under effectual control.”
They also posted the following picture with information and advice: