Council setting traps to capture wild dogs on Castle Hill

Date published: 9 May 2019

Townsville City Council is setting traps to capture any wild dogs on Castle Hill.

Council was alerted about a roaming dog - which is black in colour - in the area and is attempting to trap it to take it to the Animal Shelter for a behavioural assessment and microchip scan.

Community Health and Environment Committee Chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney urged residents to not approach any stray or wild dogs and to stay away from any traps.

“Council is asking residents to not approach or feed any dogs they see on Castle Hill – please call us to report the sighting instead and keep away from any traps,” Cr Greaney said.

“We want everyone using Castle Hill to stay safe and there is the possibility of wild or stray dogs becoming aggressive if approached.

“Other precautions for anyone living in the area should include keeping pets enclosed at night and not leaving food or water for animals out overnight.”

To report any wild dog sightings, contact Council on 13 48 10.