Donegal Gardai have issued a timely reminder to keep their dogs under control around sheep.
With lambing season started, Gardai are warning that pets can become killers if allowed to roam freely.
A spokesperson 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 we see issues with sheep kills when dogs attack livestock.
“Dogs should not be allowed roam. Please keep your family pet under effectual control.”