Doggie Discrimination or Local Law enforcement?


Doggie Discrimination or Local Law enforcement?


My name is Malcolm Swanson, I am a long time resident of Karragarra Island I’ve recently been fined by Redland City Council for having my dog off his leash whilst I was standing just outside my front gate, the dog being only a few metres from me. My dog is well trained and obeys voice commands as the council  inspectors would verify. I am an 80 year old partially disabled pensioner and am unable to run with my dog on a leash to exercise. Karragarra Island has no designated off leash areas as do all other islands (Macleay,Lamb & Russell).

Sometime ago Karragarra Island Rate payers and Residents Association applied to council for an area to be designated as an off leash area for exercising dogs but did not receive any reply.

Obviously for some reason Redland City Council doesn’t want to provide a leash free area on Karragarra this I find unfair as to why this discrimination of dog owners on Karragarra.

Malcolm Swanson

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