A SHEEP has been injured by a dog on the Malvern Hills - just two weeks after the last attack.

The sheep suffered bite injuries in an attack on Thursday, November 24 in a field owned by the Malvern Hills Trust, next to Table Hill near West Malvern.

The dog walker promptly contacted the Trust, which allowed the grazier to swiftly attend, assess and provide treatment.

It is expected that the sheep, which suffered injuries to its face and ears, will make a full recovery. 

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The last sheep to be attacked by a dog on the Malverns wasn’t so lucky - it had to be put down after being found by a member of the public.

Beck Baker, community and conservation officer for the Malvern Hills Trust, said: “Sadly it's only a little over two weeks since we reported that a sheep had to be put down after a dog attack.

“Yet again we have to report another distressing incident where an animal has been chased and attacked by a dog off a lead.

'Please keep your dog on a lead on the Malvern Hills'

“Again, we urge dog owners to always put their dogs on a lead when walking near livestock on the Malvern Hills and Commons.

“If you cannot be certain that your dog will return immediately when called, whatever the circumstance, please keep your dog on a lead at all times. If all owners did this, together we'd put an end to these horrific incidents.”

Cattle and sheep can be found grazing the Malvern Hills and Commons all year round.  The locations of livestock are published each week in Stockwatch updates on the Trust's website, on the Trust's social media and in the Malvern Gazette.  

Beck added: "By providing the locations of grazing livestock we can help people be prepared before they visit with their dog.

“People should however be aware that much of the Hills and Commons are registered Common Land and it may be that livestock are found outside the areas listed in Stockwatch.

“Sheep may also be found in some of the fields adjacent to the Hills."

Since January 1, 12 incidents of chasing have been recorded by the Trust. Six have been attacked and injured and five have died following an attack by a dog. It is thought that the records of chasing are under-reported as they may not have been witnessed.