WHAT will it take to end the nightmare families like the Bryant-Philo's are forced to confront? The Booral residents spent yesterday amid the carnage of body parts and blood after a pack of aggressive dogs mercilessly killed 11 of their beloved pets. But now, because of restrictive laws surrounding aggressive animals, the family will not be told if the attackers even face punishment.
WHAT will it take to end the nightmare families like the Bryant-Philo's are forced to confront? The Booral residents spent yesterday amid the carnage of body parts and blood after a pack of aggressive dogs mercilessly killed 11 of their beloved pets. But now, because of restrictive laws surrounding aggressive animals, the family will not be told if the attackers even face punishment. Robyne Cuerel

Violence of the lambs

UPDATE 9PM: Another heartbroken Fraser Coast family is demanding council take action against two dogs that mauled 11 pets to death.

The Booral residents, who practice sustainable living on a small acreage, woke to discover the dogs still feasting on the felled animals in the early hours of yesterday.

The two dogs are believed to be a tan-coloured bull mastiff cross and a black border collie type.

The animals are also suspected of an attack on a pony during the same rampage.

Owner of the slain pets, Dawn Bryant said the gratuitous killing had left her distraught.

She claimed hunting dogs with a thirst for blood had left lambs without mothers and ewes without newborns.

"They were all family to us, they would come to you every time because we would raise them from the moment they were born," Ms Bryant said.

Distressingly, one of the ewes killed was carrying a lamb and had been only weeks away from giving birth.

Ms Bryant claimed it was time the Fraser Coast Council took control of dog laws and provided action for its residents.

"The council needs to be more proactive in getting people who have aggressive dogs to understand acts like this will not be tolerated...," she said.

Councillor Darren Everard, who represents the division where the attack took place appealed to the public for help locating the dogs.

"We would like people in the Booral area who have seen dogs of that description to contact council so the dogs can be captured," Cr Everard said.

Cr Everard confirmed patrols would be stepped up in the area and that dog traps had been placed on the property.



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