WILD DOG WARNING: Heritage Park resident Sherrie Maher, pictured with her corgi Wellington, grieves the loss of her dachshund that was mauled by wild dogs. INSET: One of the wild dogs pictured at Heritage Park. TREVOR VEALE
WILD DOG WARNING: Heritage Park resident Sherrie Maher, pictured with her corgi Wellington, grieves the loss of her dachshund that was mauled by wild dogs. INSET: One of the wild dogs pictured at Heritage Park. TREVOR VEALE

Wild dog alert after family dog mauled

A PACK of wild dogs that has terrorised residents at Heritage Park have this week killed a family pet.

Sherrie Maher, the distraught owner of the dachshund that was mauled by the dogs overnight on Monday, hopes something can be done to stop the wild dogs before they strike again.

"Our family pet dog was taken from the veranda," Sherrie said.

"We have been having problems with wild dogs for six months and always cage our dogs at night, but these wild dogs will attack any-where at any time.

A picture of one of the wild dogs that have caused trouble around Heritage Park Estate.
A picture of one of the wild dogs that have caused trouble around Heritage Park Estate.

Meeting with local rangers and WIRES volunteers, Sherrie has helped to identify the roaming wild dogs, which may be culled for the sake of public safety.

"We have taken pictures of them, one looks almost as though it is part dingo while the other is a white alaskan malamute-cross, we don't know if they have strayed into the wild, been dumped or even been born in the bush, but they are a danger to the public and to other dog owners in the estate.

"The question I ask myself is What if it had been a child?" she said.

Any sightings of the roaming dogs should be reported to Coffs Harbour City Council.