Council warns of dog thieves

Redland City Council is warning residents that local dogs are apparently being targeted by thieves in the Redlands area.

Queensland Police have issued a warning about people posing as Council officers conducting dog surveys in an attempt to take dogs.

Council advises that all Council staff carry identification and people should ask anyone claiming to be a Council officer to identify themselves.

If residents are unsure about the identity of anyone claiming to be a Council officer they are encourage to call Council’s Customer Service during business hours on 3829 8999.

If anyone claiming to be a Council officer is unable to provide identity, residents are entitled to refuse entry.

The Wynnum District Police have reported the most recent incident yesterday of two men in hi-visibility vests posing as Redland City Council officers taking dogs from properties in the Birkdale and Alexandra hills area.

The Queensland Police warning also states that people have been throwing food over fences and whistling to get the dogs attention.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Anyone wanting information regarding Council’s animal management department can contact Council on 3829 8999.