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Wild dog trapping to commence on Castle Hill next week

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The Townsville City Council will commence wild dog trapping on Castle Hill from Monday to ensure the safety of residents and their pets.

It means the Triandra Track on the west end side of Castle Hill will be closed until May 28 while trapping is performed.

Councillor Maurie Soars says it is vital to control wild dog numbers in popular areas.

“Wild dogs – which include feral dogs and hybrids – will often become aggressive if approached,” Cr Soars says.

He says it is also important residents keep their pets leashed when in the area and ensure they are microchipped and registered with the Council.

“Council staff and contractors are very experienced in trapping wild dogs, and to minimise the risk to pets and other wildlife, no bait is used in the traps.”

“Any domestic dogs or dogs suspected to belong to someone that become trapped will be taken to the Animal Care and Adoption Centre for a microchip scan and behavioural assessment.”

(Photo: Below - supplied Townsville City Council) 

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