charity issues appeal after deer is killed in dog attack
death of a deer by two dogs has this week prompted an urgent plea
from wildlife carers in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
East Huntspill's Secret World was called to a female roe deer
near Cheddar earlier this week which had been attacked by Jack
Russells, leaving it with fatal injuries.
Charity founder Pauline Kidner told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
cries from the injured animal were so blood curdling and loud
that help soon arrived, but sadly the injuries to the deer were
so severe that despite our best efforts we were unable to save
Pauline added: "This is the second attack by dogs on wildlife
in the last few days and with all the wet and now cold weather,
we are bracing ourselves for more wildlife casualties, especially
among birds of prey leading up to Christmas."
urged dog walkers to be aware of wildlife in the area when using