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Whitsunday Regional Council will place a foothold a trap on a private property after a wild dog attack on a domestic pet at the end of Africandar Road last night.
Council’s Director Community and Environment Julie Wright said Council were investigating the incident.
“The attack on a pet dog took place at the end of a residential area which backs on to rural acreage so we have sought permission from the neighbouring landholder to lace a foothold trap,” she said.
Council Local Law Officers attend daily to any complaints ensuring safety of community regarding aggressive or stray dogs.
If people or their dogs are subject to an attack they should immediately contact Council and gather information to identify the offending dog and, if possible, where it is kept.
If anyone has information which could help identify the offending animal please contact council on 1300 WRC QLD.
What can be done:
• Don’t encourage wild dogs by feeding them• Keep food scraps secured• Ensure pets and domestic stock are kept in a secure enclosure• Council has various traps that can be used by landholders if wild dogs/ dingoes become a problem• Council provides a 1080 poison service to landholders where permitted, generally on larger properties. Landholders are encouraged to participate in the coordinated 1080 program