Three sheep have been killed by dogs ‘not kept under proper control and rambling’ according to the Laois Dog Pound Shelter.
The attack, which took place in Clonard, Kilbricken area of Mountrath, involved 58 sheep.
One dog was shot by a farmer and reported to Gardai while another dog was followed back to its home and the owner had this dog euthanized by vet.
The Laois Dog Warden is patrolling around a 10km radius of the Clonard, Kilbricken area of Mountrath.
This is where sheep had been killed and worried and areas include:
Donore, Forest, Trumera, Brandra, Derrybeg, Rosskelton, Tarbert, Doon, Parkavilla, Shanahoe, Derrykearn, Blackhills, Oldtown & Abbeyleix areas.
The Laois Dog Warden will be checking Dog Licences and Microchips of dogs in these areas also.