Roma dog attack victim shares her story to make a difference

​As part of Be Healthy & Safe Maranoa month, Council is launching Carri's Story, as well as a number of pet education videos by our local vets, to encourage residents to be the best pet owners they can be.

"With dog attacks all too common in our towns, I think it's important for people to get a first-hand account of the very real consequences of not making sure your dog is restrained," Mrs Clem said.

"Everyone should feel safe going for a run or walk – it's only fair that all pet owners do their part and secure their animals."

Councillor Puddy Chandler, Portfolio Chair for Community Safety said that Council had Carri's Story and the pet education videos produced to help reach out to Maranoa residents.

"Going for a walk or a run in town and having a dog rush out at you has become a situation all too common for our residents," Cr Chandler said.

"Wandering dog numbers have dropped since we have had more Community Safety Officers out and about and have been undertaking education programs in our schools and community. We do have to continue our efforts to ensure numbers continue to fall.

"We thank Carri for sharing her story, and all Maranoa pet owners who are setting an example by doing the right thing."

To view the videos, click here – while there, be sure to check-out the My Pet, My Responsibility, My Maranoa e-Book. ​

A big thank you to Carri Clem, Maranoa Veterinary Surgery's Dr Joanne Hanssens and Roma Veterinary Clinic's Dr Will Nason for volunteering their time to spread the important message of responsible pet ownership.