WEST Yorkshire Police are reminding dog-owners to keep their pets under control in the countryside after a sheep was attacked.

The sheep was seriously injured when it was targeted by a dog at Ogden Water Country Park, south of Denholme.

Officers said dogs should be kept on leads when in fields with livestock.

Calderdale wildlife liaison officer Phil Sanderson said: "On this occasion the sheep survived, but there have been numerous of examples where animals haven't been so lucky.

"Responsible dog-owners should be aware of the risks of letting their pets off their lead when in the country.

"If dogs do attack other animals their owners can be subject to prosecution or, even worse, the dogs themselves can ultimately be destroyed."