Dog owners warned of the danger their pets could pose to sheep

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Donegal dog owners are being urged to be extra vigilant as we approach peak lambing season.

Under the Control of Dogs Act, dog owners can be held liable for financial damage caused to farmers and costs can run to several thousand Euro.

PJ McMonagle is the Donegal Chairperson of the IFA - he says even the most docile dogs can join with other dogs and partake in attacks on sheep:

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