Dog walkers, please keep pets on a tight leash during lambing

EDITOR – Spring is here and soon the fields will be full of bounding lambs.

However, some dog walkers do not seem to appreciate the catastrophic effect their dogs running free or on long lines can have on this happy event.

Recently, loose dogs have panicked flocks of local sheep resulting in premature births and dead lambs.

Please, please be aware that pregnant ewes are very easily upset.

Help them to happy motherhood by walking on footpaths and keeping dogs under tighter control at this time of year.

Carol Ryalls

Middle Rasen