Council dingo control success
IN light of Monday’s attack on a Toy Poodle by a wild dog, Gladstone Regional Council’s monitoring of the area has led to the capture and destroying of a young female dingo.
Ms Kylie Bowes, owner of the attacked dog Ruffy, is pleased with council’s rapid response to the attack.
“We appreciate council’s quick response to the incident,” she said.
“It’s relieving to know action has been taken.”
Recreational hunter Barry Warton assessed the surrounding area of the attack and laid humane foot traps to catch the problem animals.
A young female dingo was subsequently caught in one of the traps and humanely euthanised.
Co-ordinator of Gladstone Regional Council’s Rural Lands Protection Darryl Saw said the result was a good one.
“It’s all about the safety of the community,” he said.
“Monday was an attack on a small dog, tomorrow it could be a small child.
“We’ll be continuing to provide the best service possible with the resources we have to ensure this safety.”
Dingos and wild dogs, such as foxes are class 2 declared pests under 2002 Land Protection Act and are required to be controlled.
If you see a dingo or wild dog, do not approach it, but report the last known location of the animal immediately to Gladstone Regional Council.