WILD dog attacks at North Arm, Eerwah Vale and Belli are increasing in audacious savagery with reports of pet dogs being snatched from verandas.
Community concerns about the growing problem will come to a head tonight with a public meeting with Sunshine Coast Council pest control officer Peter Bell at Belli Hall starting at 6pm.
"It is important we tackle this as everyone's problem otherwise we just chase the dogs onto neighbouring properties," meeting organiser and local resident Eileen Walder said.
Ms Walder said among local concerns raised will be pet attacks, loss of livestock and fears for their children's safety, and Mr Bell is advising on the best possible ways of handling the problem.
"Many residents have lost livestock and must lock away valuable animals, including alpacas and poultry," Ms Walder said.
"Pet dogs have even been grabbed from verandas.
"Quite sturdy, fearless animals like my own Norwegian elkhound have required expensive vet treatment after an attack.
"Smaller dogs, newborn calves, goats and geese don't stand a chance," she said.
Some residents had reported dingo sightings along Kenilworth Rd and in Eumundi township.
"Several residents have already installed night vision cameras to record the dogs prowling over an extensive area," Ms Walder said.
"I thought it would just be a handful of my neighbours involved.
"But my phone has been running hot with angry and concerned people from North Arm to Belli. Now we can unite and demand action."
The meeting is open to all local residents.