Warning to dog owners
Last night the council learned of an unfortunate incident involving an East Boldre resident and her dogs. She and her dogs were viciously attacked by a cow who knocked her off her feet twice, bruising her badly. The clerk has reported this incident to the verderers clerk who has informed the local agister. If it is possible to identify the cow, it will be removed from the forest. The resident had her dogs under control and by her side. The cow was trying to attack the dogs and she was unfortunately caught up in this.
The verderers have reiterated the importance of keeping dogs under control and preventing them from harassing livestok. If dogs harass livestock, it can make them retaliate on any dog they encounter.