Rural Crime Investigators from Hunter Valley Police District made a little girl’s day after they located ‘Lamby Lamby’, an eight-month-old Border Leicester cross who had been missing from a Dry Creek property near Scone since October 2018.
The lamb had been lovingly hand raised by the little girl after being orphaned at birth.
The lamb had been lovingly hand raised by Blossy Higgins after being orphaned at birth.
The lamb had an earmark which was critical for identification purposes, as its NLIS tag was no longer attached.
Hunter Valley Police District, rural crime investigator Clinton Walshe was extremely pleased with outcome and was on-hand to return the sheep to its family.
He said it was important that all livestock had some form of permanent identification either an ear mark, tattoo or a brand. “Its easy to remove an NLIS ear tag and then we have no proof of ownership, “ he said.
Police encourage victims to report all stock thefts and to do so as soon as possible. Please report the matter to your local police station.
The report does not have to be made to a Rural Crime Investigator as the attending police will take the report so there isn’t a delay. To assist in the detailed reporting of livestock theft the Rural Crime Prevention Team has developed a stock theft template that the farmer can complete prior to the attendance of police.