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Lamb rescued after dog chases it over cliff edge

Lamb rescued after dog chases it over cliff edge

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:55pm 13th August 2019.

A lamb has been rescued after getting trapped on a Cornish cliff after it was chased over the edge by a dog.

The RSPCA has now put out a warning to dog owners.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after the young sheep was chased over the edge of cliffs near Northcott Mouth, Bude.

The dramatic rescue saw a team of specially trained RSPCA rope rescue officers carefully lift the lamb back to safety.

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"This was an urgent rescue due to the hot weather as the sheep had no water, food or shade from the sun. 

"Thankfully the team were able to successfully reunite the sheep with the farmer but we hope it serves as a warning for owners to keep their dogs under control around livestock, and while close to the cliffs along the coastline."

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Suzy Hannaby

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RSPCA rescue teams are well practiced in rope rescues, and regularly help animals stranded in tricky situations.

If you spot an animal in distress, please call the RSPCA's 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999.

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