The Wondunna family who watched its pet dog, cat and five chickens killed will not be informed of the attacking dogs’ fate.
The Wondunna family who watched its pet dog, cat and five chickens killed will not be informed of the attacking dogs’ fate. Valerie Horton

Owner of slaughtered pets ignored

A WONDUNNA family that watched two canines butcher its dog, cat and five chickens a fortnight ago will not be told if the killing dogs are brought to justice.

The disillusioned owners of the slaughtered pets have labelled privacy laws preventing any information being shared with the wider community as unfair.

A frustrated Shane Horton said he learnt the attacking canines had been released after a family member visited the council pound.

He said he had expected compliance officers to contact him as owner of the killed dog, cat and five chickens to share their investigation outcomes.

"I just think it's poor communication, especially when you're the person effected by the attack," Mr Horton said.

"The other person gets their animal back, they get communicated with - so they get all the advantages of communication, get their dogs back and we get no information.

"I just don't see how that is particularly fair, especially when you have been effected by such a vicious assault and you don't get to know what happens as a repercussion of that type of event."

Mayor Gerard O'Connell defended the council's decision saying it must follow state laws.