Councillor Smith voices concern over dog attacks in region

FOLLOWING the dog attack in Rockhampton which left two people with leg injuries on Monday, Councillor Ellen Smith has reiterated a reminder to the community.

"The Queensland Police Service reported this incident to us," she said.

"People need to report directly to the council... and I want to let people know they can put dog warning signs up in their yard."

Cr Smith, who chairs the Health and Compliance Committee, said many people were reluctant to use the signage due to the potential for legal action.

But, she said, there were carefully worded alternatives that do the job.

"People can put up signs like 'dogs roam freely in this yard'," she said.

"It worries me that without signs children will get attacked. They are easy targets for aggressive dogs."



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