Dangerous dogs loose
AS A regular visitor to Port Douglas for holidays each year I am both alarmed and surprised at your council’s seeming lack of awareness of the increasing numbers of dogs roaming along Four Mile Beach that are quite obviously not under the effective control of their owners.
I have observed a number of situations in recent years where large and aggressive out-of-control dogs have rushed at much smaller but under control dogs.
In my opinion it is only a matter of time before there is a very serious and nasty attack on another dog or a child and it beggars belief that Cairns Regional Council is not aware of this risk to public safety and not taking positive enforcement measures to remove or minimise this risk.
I would have thought that if the council was serious about promoting the region as a safe and family friendly holiday destination it would be doing much more about the unsatisfactory dog situation on what is one of the most beautiful beaches in Queensland, perhaps Australia.