Community & Business

4 May, 2024

Animals keep officers busy

ANIMAL attacks and straying animals rose sharply in Mareeba Shire in the first three months of this year, with 32 attacks recorded compared to 18 during the same period last year.

Animals keep officers busy - feature photo

Local Laws officers were also kept busy dealing with 125 straying animals in the quarter, versus 92 for the same quarter in 2023.

Complaints about barking were also higher, contributing to an overall increase of issues relating to animals, with 405 recorded for the first three months of 2024, compared to 358 in 2023.

Animal management infringements issued for the period numbered 28 versus 15 for the previous year, and 160 animals were impounded, compared to 104 in the same period last year.


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