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December 15, 2005

Birds in danger from dogs at Tiraumea Reserve

Dogs chasing birdlife in Pakuranga reserves are causing concern for residents and animal welfare groups. One dog owner has been fined by Manukau City Council for allowing their pet to chase ducks in Tiraumea Reserve. Pam Howlett of the SPCA's bird wing says dogs shouldn't be allowed to run free on shoreline parks.

"Not because dogs shouldn't have somewhere to run free, but there are too many people who flout the rules," she says.

so everyone pays .... great!


  • At 2:06 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This interests me. I was the resident who was allegedly fined. I say allegedly because the nutty woman who rang the council and told lies about my dogs and myself had no evidence to back up her nutty claims. She feeds hundreds of ducks and gulls and other birds copious amounts of grain on a public reserve and then gets upset when people and dogs walk through them. She should be fined for interfering with wildlife and should be made to leave the birds alone. Tonnes of grain and bread are NOT good for any wild bird.

  • At 2:41 p.m., Blogger Natalie said…

    I really resent people being able to make a false statement to their attacks and get away with it...

    Dog pound officer come around your place because of a 'complaint'. You don't know who did it, they have no proof, and YOUR name gets muddied. We should have the right to a court of law!! The same burden of proof should be needed for 'anonymous' complaints.

    by the way, you shouldn't have paid your fine. You should have pleaded innocent, and asked to be heard in front of a judge (if possible).


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