DOG owners have been urged to not let their pets roam after reports of a number of attacks across Moyne Shire.
Figures released by Moyne's local laws department show four dog attacks were reported in the month of June.
These attacks resulted in other animals being injured and on each occasion, the dogs were left to roam unattended by their owners.
Moyne Shire councillor Jim Doukas said there was no excuse for roaming dogs.
"Dogs getting out on their own shouldn't happen in this day and age," Cr Doukas said.
"People shouldn't be letting their dogs out at night for a run because the danger is there they could attack sheep or cattle.
"Also in the towns and beaches, the dogs might be friendly but the little kid playing on the beach doesn't know that and can get a real fright if a dog bounds up to them."
Local laws officers and farmers seem to be winning the battle with reducing the number of roaming stock with numbers well down from the corresponding time last year.
In June, the number of instances of roaming stock was 13, less than half of the 2018 number of 27.
Cr Doukas welcomed the trend and cited a number of factors behind it.
"There is a bit more feed in the paddocks than last year which helps," Cr Doukas said.
"Farmers are having a bit better time of it and have probably been some better resources to put inot their fences.
"It's even more important than ever to have fencing up to stratch given the huge increase in traffic on our from 10, 20 years ago."