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Pregnant Highland cow mauled to death by Rottweiler who escaped owners’ home

Pregnant Highland cow mauled to death by Rottweiler who escaped owners’ home

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Highland cow Lexi. A rottweiler escaped its owners' home and attacked and killed a pregnant Highland cow.
Four-year-old Lexi was kept as a pet with other Highland cows (Picture: BCSPedigrees)

A Rottweiler has killed a pregnant Highland cow by mauling its face and ripping its tongue out. 

Lexi the cow, who was kept as a pet, was supposed to give birth at the end of the month, but was killed by a dog which had escaped its owners house. It then entered the field in Quaker Bridge, Lancashire, where Lexi lived with 31 other cows and calves. 

Sarah Seed, 43, and her husband James, the cow’s owners, said the dog was so violent they could not enter the field until a local farmer had shot it. A local resident had called Ms Seed and told her what was happening.

The mum-of-two said they had planned to take the Rottweiler to the police station, but it was ‘uncontrollable’ when they arrived. 

She told the Scottish Sun: It was pouncing and snarling at the gate. We didnt know who it belonged to or what had happened to Lexi. 

The dog was very vicious, we couldnt get into the field. We ordered the dog to be shot. Lexi was due to calve on the 28th.

Lexi with a mauled face. A rottweiler escaped its owners' home and attacked and killed a pregnant Highland cow.
The rottweiler mauled Lexi’s face(Picture: Facebook/BCSPedigrees)
Lexi being hugged by someone.  A rottweiler escaped its owners' home and attacked and killed a pregnant Highland cow.
Ms Seed said Lexi was ‘part of the femily (Picture: GoFundMe)

Ms Seed, who has kept Highland cows as pets for the last eight years, said the dogs owners were very apologetic about the attack and paid for the costs involved. 

Ms Seed said: Wed had Lexi for 10 months and she came to us because her owner couldnt look after her anymore.

‘Lexi used to pinch biscuits and carrots out of your pocket. She had her own personality and was part of the family. 

The family have now set up a fundraiser to have Lexi and her unborn calf cremated. They have so-far raised £800 despite their target only being £650. 

Ms Seed said she thinks they have had so much support because people appreciate them keeping Highland cows.

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