Your dog, your responsibility

Published on 12 April 2017

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There has been an increase in reports of dogs attacking livestock in recent weeks, with attacks being reported in Mortlake, Caramut, Hawkesdale, and Koroit.

Dog owners are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure that their dog is confined to their property by ensuring fences and gates are secure at all times.

If your dog is involved in an attack, penalties can include fines, court action, and damages. Your dog may be declared menacing or dangerous and may even be put down. Owners of livestock may destroy a dog found at large near livestock.

Dog owners are urged to ensure that their dog is safely secured on their property at all times, penalties from $233 apply. Moyne Shire Rangers have increased their patrols for roaming dogs throughout the Shire.

To report an attack please call Moyne Shire on 1300 656 564 or alternatively you can call the Dangerous Dogs Hotline on 1300 101 080.