Man to face court af­ter deer, dog killed

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS - Liana Walker [email protected]­der­

A NEIGH­BOUR­HOOD dis­pute has cost the life of three deer and a dog.

Last Fri­day po­lice were called to a prop­erty at Nun­dub­ber­mere Rd, Green­lands at 6am in re­la­tion to a 48-year-old man al­legedly shoot­ing a dog.

Po­lice will al­lege the man wit­nessed the dog at­tack and kill three deer on his prop­erty.

The man has then al­legedly gone to the dog owner’s prop­erty where he dis­charged three rounds from a shot­gun killing the dog.

Se­nior Sergeant Ger­ard Brady said mat­ters like this should be han­dled by the coun­cil.

“Prop­erty own­ers are re­minded while they have rights in re­la­tion to wild dogs and dogs ha­rass­ing live­stock on their prop­erty, they don’t have a right to then at­tend an­other ad­dress and de­stroy the an­i­mal,” he said.

“When dogs wan­der and ha­rass stock it’s a se­ri­ous is­sue be­cause it im­pacts peo­ple’s liveli­hoods.

“It be­comes a fairly emo­tive is­sue.

“Peo­ple do need to en­sure their dogs are se­cured and con­fined to their prop­erty,” he said.

The man was charged with un­law­fully killing an an­i­mal and will front Stan­thorpe Mag­is­trates court on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12.

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