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Options on how urgent animal complaints, dog attacks and aggressive or dangerous dog are managed being explored by Latrobe City Council

Council unanimously passed a Notice of Motion to receive a report, at a future council meeting, that considers council officer's response to dog attacks in Latrobe City.

By news@gippsland - 6th September 2022 - Back to News

The Notice of Motion, tabled at last night's council meeting, seeks to explore the options available to council in relation to how urgent animal complaints, such as dog attacks, an aggressive or dangerous dog are managed. To support the development of the report, Officers will undertake benchmarking of other local government areas to ascertain how the seizure of registered and unregistered dogs or dogs are managed, including the automatic seizure of the animal accused of being involved in a dog attack.

Dog attacks are one of the most serious matters facing our community, other animals and Animal Management Officers

Dog attacks are one of the most serious matters facing our community, other animals and Animal Management Officers

Providing support and training

The report will explore the implementation of a modified fees and charges cost recovery model for seized dogs. A range of training opportunities will be explored by officers to provide emotional support training to ensure council's first responders are able to appropriately support those impacted by attacks.

Council would like to acknowledge and thank those community members who spoke to the Notice of Motion, recognising the sensitive nature of the discussion and the impact of their experience. The report will be tabled at a future council meeting as soon as reasonably practicable

Pictures from Latrobe City Council Facebook page.


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