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December 8, 2022

Byron’s high rate of dog attacks

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The death of Jyedon Pollard last Tuesday is tragic. Shamefully, it would be no surprise for Echo readers to learn that Byron Shire has the third highest rate of dog attacks in NSW at 14 per 10,000 between April and June 2022.

The once small peace-loving green-tinged Shire is now dog attack central – 19 attacks in three months!

Residents have been pleading for Council to act for years, but to no avail. Council says education is the key. Dog libertarians say they’ll do as they please; hence so many attacks. If you can’t control your dog you must be brought to heel.

Patrick Morrisey, Goonengerry


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