Hunt launched for owner of dog that attacked Highland cows in Glasgow park
A HUNT has been launched for the owner of a dog that attacked Highland cows in a Glasgow park.
Footage of the "distressing" incident that took place in Pollok Park on Wednesday emerged at the weekend.
It showed the dog in the field attacking a cow before being flung into the air by the animal's horns.
The black dog, named Winston, then chases one of the young calves and appears to bite its back leg.
It later returns to his owner, who is also in the field.
Glasgow City Council revealed that the "shocking" incident was reported to the police, who are now trying to trace the dog's owner.
A force spokesperson said: “On Friday, March 24, we received a report of a dog attacking cattle in Pollok Park, Glasgow.
“The incident happened between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday, March 22.
“Enquiries are ongoing to trace the owner of the dog and anyone with information is asked to call us on 101, quoting incident number 1410 of Friday, March 24."
Pollok Country Park Friends Group issued a statement last night.
It read: "We’re aware of media reports regarding a dog attack on the Highland cows within the park. This is an incredibly distressing incident and we’re awaiting advice from park staff on the well-being of the cattle involved in the incident.
"The council have advised that no one should enter a field with cattle in it within the country park unless escorted by trained livestock keepers.
"The park offers plenty of opportunities to safely view the Highland cows outside of the fields and we’d urge everyone to use those spaces rather than enter fields.
"Dogs should not be in the fields when cattle are present and if near the cattle should be under control.
"If you become aware of any further incidents, or hold information on this one, please contact either the police or Crimestoppers."
Glasgow City Council urged owners to keep their dogs under control.
A spokesperson said: “This is a shocking incident that will have caused significant distress for the cattle and their very young calves.
"Dog owners are expected to keep their dogs under close control while in the park, which means they should respond immediately to any command.
“If a dog cannot be kept under close control then it should be on a lead at all times. We will be reporting this matter to the police.”