DOG owners have been asked to be more careful after a deer was killed.
The wild animal suffered a large wound to its rear flank and puncture wounds on its neck after it was attacked by dogs at Jerusalem Farm Nature Reserve near Luddenden.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet member for Communities Clr Pauline Nash urged dog owners to be more vigilant.
“We appreciate that the majority of dog walkers keep their dogs under control,” she said.
“However, incidents like the recent attack on a deer highlight how the safety and enjoyment of open spaces can be jeopardised by dogs that are not kept under control.
“We are asking dog walkers to keep a close eye on their dogs to protect the wildlife, landscape and users of our parks and open spaces.”
Calderdale receives more than 300 complaints a year about out of control dogs.
Kirklees Council is considering banning dogs from children’s play areas and school fields because of health concerns.