Residents advised to be wary of wild dogs in the Shire

Published on Tuesday, 2 May 2023 at 3:18:45 PM

The term wild dog collectively refers to dingoes, feral domestic dogs, and hybrids between the two, all of which are classified as the same species.

Community members are encouraged to ensure their property is free from waste and food scraps as these dogs are most likely looking for an easy source of food. Remember also to never feed a wild dog.

While wild dogs pose very little risk to public safety, an encounter with one and even their presence can be unsettling to some people.

If you encounter a wild dog and feel threatened, stand still at full height and fold your arms across your chest, facing the animal and then slowly backing away. Confidently call for help but do not run or wave your arms and ensure children are kept within arm’s reach.

Residents are encouraged to be vigilant and aware of their surrounding environment.

Please direct any questions, concerns or requests regarding wild dogs to the Shire Ranger Services via!/2

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