Dog Control a Priority

Maranoa Regional Council has begun its 2017/18 ‘blitz’ on dog control.

stray dogsCouncillor Puddy Chandler, Portfolio Chair for Community Safety says Council is dedicated to improving dog control across the region.

Councillor Chandler says the program highlights include funding for five animal control / community safety officers working across the region.

As well Council will spend $30,000 on the construction of additional dog holding enclosures at Roma pound and renew the existing temporary holding facilities for impounded dogs in Mitchell and Surat at a cost of $8,000.

Work will also be carried out across the year on the construction of an off-leash dog park (Roma).

“As our main goal has been to reduce wandering dog numbers in our towns, ensuring we have the funding set aside for five animal control positions was important.

“By having officers on the ground, we will be able to ramp up our wandering dog patrols. The additional pens at the Roma pound will then allow for more dogs to be kept onsite.”

“With the off-leash dog park consultation earlier in the year generating such a positive community response, it is fantastic that we have been able to include this in the 2017/18 budget.”