Death row dog may live

A ROCKHAMPTON man who was forced to surrender one of his three dogs to be destroyed, may yet get his beloved pet returned.

Last week The Morning Bulletin revealed that Rockhampton Regional Council had determined Andrew Kele was keeping three dogs at his Coonan Street business.

Under local law, a person must not keep more than two dogs on an allotment.

Mr Kele had maintained that his watchdogs Carby and Turbo lived at his business, while a third dog lived at his private residence.

He was forced to surrender Carby for destruction.

However it has emerged today that the council and Mr Kele are in discussions about the possibility of Carby's life being spared and him being returned to Mr Kele.

It is understood another option could be to relocate Carby with a new owner.

Rockhampton Regional Council has been under the microscope of late in relation to animal control and in particular its handling of dogs involved in attacks on two people in Horton Street.

The Crime and Misconduct Commission received a complaint about the way the council had handled that matter, which is now under independent investigation. 


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