Stolen sheep a hazard to industry
Posted 1 year ago
Tue, Apr 3rd, '12 - 4:00 pm
4PM UPDATE: OPP have reconfirmed the number of sheep reported missing to police is 31.
Northumberland OPP are investigating the theft of 31 sheep from a farm in Trent Hills.
The flock is valued at about $35,000.
The sheep were under quarantine by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and while their illness – called scrapie - is not dangerous to humans, officials are concerned the diseased sheep could contaminate other flocks of sheep or goats.
Anyone with information is asked to contact either the OPP, Crimestoppers or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.