A Kurri resident holds grave concerns about a couple of vicious dogs hunting in the area.
Colin Maybury said his wife witnessed two dogs pulling apart a dead cat on the corner of Barton and Heddon Streets last Friday.
The day before Mr Maybury said the two dogs had tried to get onto his property, where ducks and wallabies are easy pickings.
“Dogs when they get together in a pack are very dangerous,” he said.
Mr Maybury suspected the pair was made up of a blue cattle dog and a tan-coloured bull terrier cross.
Having been around dogs all of his life, Mr Maybury said he thought these ones had the attitudes of hunting dogs.
Mr Maybury contacted Cessnock Council rangers about the matter and they are conducting an investigation.
A council spokesperson said the team had conducted two patrols since the report was made but so far no stray dogs have been sighted.
“When tasked to investigate stray dogs, rangers try to patrol the area at the nominated times of when the dog/dogs were sighted,” the spokesperson said.
“If a property is identified as a possible home of the dog/dogs a door knock will be conducted.”
They will continue the investigation until the September 2.
Mr Maybury said he just wants to see the dogs controlled before something more serious happens.
“I would hate to think it could be a baby next,” he said.
Have you seen these dogs? Call the rangers on 4993 4100.
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