ATTACK: A wild dog that had been attacking calves on a North Coast property.
ATTACK: A wild dog that had been attacking calves on a North Coast property.

Call to help keep wild dogs at bay

WILD dogs have been on the attack again and the North Coast Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA) is encouraging landholders to get involved in a coordinated campaign targeting young dogs before they can inflict damage on livestock and other animals.

"Older dogs will soon be teaching this year's growing pups how to hunt and kill. This can lead to attacks on chooks, goats and sheep where animals may be killed, but not necessarily eaten," senior ranger Dean Chamberlain said.

"Young calves are also a target and attacks on calves tend to increase later in the year as the pups mature."

Landholders are encouraged to remain vigilant in reporting wild dog sightings and stock losses to the North Coast LHPA so appropriate planning and resources can be directed to problem areas. To report a sighting phone the LHPA Lismore office on 6621 2317


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