SAD CONCLUSION: Three dogs were surrendered to Sunshine Coast Council officers.
SAD CONCLUSION: Three dogs were surrendered to Sunshine Coast Council officers. Warren Lynam

READER COMMENT: Dog owners must be held accountable

READER COMMENT: WHY is council so powerless to act on the people who own savage dogs?

Surely the safety of the community would be a top priority. I am of the understanding that the council was aware that these dogs were being kept illegally at this premises. So what happened?

I would happily pay twice the registration fee for my dogs to have more animal control officers, with greater powers to fine and remove dogs that are aggressive, roaming or neglected.

More education and awareness should be given to owners of any dog, of the consequences of their dog's behaviour and the measures they need to take as responsible pet owners.

JULIE TOUT

Woombye

RELATED COVERAGE:

THERE will be screams of protest but perhaps council needs to re-visit the practice of being permitted more than one dog in a suburban lot.

The latest attack (Daily, August 8) is sad on every front and makes one wonder why there were three dogs in a yard.

As a result, a pet dog, cat and one of the dogs have lost their lives, with two other dogs' lives on the line and owners traumatised.

One would have to feel for them and the animals, and wonder how often those three dogs were walked and allowed out of the yard.

Surely we do not need three attack dogs to keep us safe, except perhaps in a rural area on acreage?

CLAIRE JOLLIFFE

Buderim


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