Police warning after reports of dogs attacking sheep
WALLANGARRA police are warning dog owners to keep their dogs at home after three separate incidents in the border town this week.
Sergeant Alan Baker said in the first incident on Thursday, four sheep were allegedly attacked by two dogs with one sheep killed and three mauled and severely traumatised at Wallangarra.
"The two dogs were captured by Southern Downs Regional Council staff who did an excellent job. The dogs were subsquently surrended by their owners and the dogs will be put down," Sgt Baker said.
On Friday two different dogs were seen roaming the streets of Wallangarra and were also captured by council staff. These two were not chasing sheep.
There was a report to the council on Saturday night of a dog chasing sheep at another Wallangarra address but no sheep were injured.
Sgt Baker said dog owners were reminded of their obligations to ensure their dogs were not roaming the streets.
"Property and livestock owners are within their rights to take the appropriate action against the dogs to protect their livestock," he said.
"There are significant fines involved in getting dogs back from council that are caught roaming the streets.
"Livestock owners can also take civil action against dog owners."