Coun­cil bait plan tar­gets wild dogs

Isis Town and Country - - News -

WILD dog at­tacks can cause se­vere eco­nomic and emo­tional im­pacts and Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil is call­ing on the re­gion’s land­hold­ers to take part in its 1080 bait­ing pro­gram.

A spokesman for the coun­cil, Cr Danny Rowle­son, said bait­ing pro­grams only achieved pos­i­tive re­sults when as many land­hold­ers as pos­si­ble par­tic­i­pated.

“The con­trol of wild dogs has be­come a sig­nif­i­cant prob­lem through­out the re­gion and coun­cil wants to work with ru­ral land­hold­ers to curb that prob­lem,” Cr Rowle­son said.

By reg­is­ter­ing for this pro­gram by Septem­ber 17, land­hold­ers will be el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive 20 free baits.

“We also en­cour­age land­hold­ers to form bait­ing groups with their neigh­bours to im­prove the ef­fec­tive­ness of the pro­gram,” he said.

Dis­tri­bu­tion of the baits will be un­der­taken on Tues­day, Septem­ber 22.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to register, phone coun­cil on 1300 883 699.

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