Dan­ger­ous dogs loose

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

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.

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