Five sheep attacked by dog

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RANGERS in the Loddon Shire have captured a dog that allegedly attacked sheep from three farms at Korong Vale near Wedderburn on Sunday night.

The council received reports yesterday morning and discovered that five sheep had been attacked. Four of them died and one was receiving treatment at a veterinary clinic.

Loddon Shire chief executive John McLinden said the council was investigating the incidents.

"We have impounded a dog which we found in a large paddock where the sheep were attacked," he said.

"Council did not witness the attack and no witnesses saw the attack."

Mr McLinden said council was yet to confirm if the dog was registered or where the owner was.

He said the investigation should be completed by the end of the week.

A woman, who didn't want to be identified, said her sheep were attacked by a dog on Sunday night wanted to know why the dog wasn't chained up or being looked after properly.

She said she believed the dog was a rottweiler.

"At some point last night or early this morning a dog got into my paddock and attacked mine and my neighbour's sheep," she said.

"If (the dog) is considered a menace, I would like to see the dog put down and the owner come forward.

"What if this was a child that was attacked?"

It is the second dog this month to be captured after attacking something.

A woman was attacked by a dog in Bendigo on July 28.

She sustained injuries to her right arm and right leg.

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