Four landowners in the Wheeo and Bialla area have suffered stock losses recently due to dog attacks.
Crookwell Police say the attacks occurred over two nights on Tuesday June 6 and Wednesday June 7.
There were 14 ewes killed on one property that were purchased for $253 per head and all had lambs at foot with nine months wool growth. They value the lambs at $150 per head.
The other three landowners reported 31 sheep killed between the three properties.
There was also two stud rams killed to the value of $2,500 each.
One landowner has estimated the value of the stock to be $15,000 loss in total.
Police said it appears to have been a pack of dogs of the hunting type.
It’s alleged the sheep died from crushing of their skulls and damage to their noses (suffocation).
Police have spoken to several landowners in the area.
One landowner said, “it’s not the dollar value, it’s the torturous way that these sheep were killed and the stress that it has caused these landowners.”
“Why can’t people just do the right thing and tie their dogs up?”