Man to face court after deer, dog killed
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.