COUNCIL: Requirements for Maranoa’s dangerous dogs
Owners of dangerous dogs will be forced to have their pets wear specific collars to notify others about their inclination for being vicious.
The legislation for keeping a declared dangerous dog has been amended, with collars now able to be ordered from Maranoa Regional Council.
There are various rules for the collars, such as they must have one of two colours able to reflect light in the dark, be made of durable materials and able to be securely fastened.
In the Maranoa Council meeting on Wednesday, March 10, councillors discussed their plans to order a number of collars in various sizes to allow animal owners to purchase them from council.
A small collar will cost $35 with sizes ranging up to extra large at the cost of $50.
In the meeting, mayor Tyson Golder asked Manager of Community Safety, Samantha Thrupp whether locals would be able to purchase these specific collars from local businesses.
Ms Thrupp said she had recently contacted various businesses and believes it would not be worthwhile for them to carry these collars as there wouldn’t be a high turnover.
“Some online stores will have specials so it might be better for dog owners to purchase them online as it might be cost effective,” Ms Thrupp said.
But she believes it will ensure animal owners will be quicker at becoming more compliant.
Councillor Wendy Taylor moved that council adopt the proposed fees and charges as follows:
- Small collar $35
- Medium $40
- Large $45
- Extra Large $50. All prices include GST.
Councillor Julie Guthrie seconded the motion and all remaining councillors supported the decision.