Appeal to dog owners after seven chickens are mauled to death at Endon

DOG owners are being urged to keep their pets on a lead after seven chickens were mauled to death at Endon.

A springer spaniel was responsible for Monday’s attack at the canal-side home of Chris and Yvonne Bean.

Yvonne has been told by a witness the dog was off its lead and swam across the canal to get to the chickens.

She is calling for all dogs to be kept under control on a lead while their owners are out walking them.