Mini Foxy, Reepa before he was attacked by a dingo
Mini Foxy, Reepa before he was attacked by a dingo

No sympathy for dingoes after they killed mini-foxy

SHANNON Bleakley is sick of hearing about 'poor' dingoes.'

The Coowonga woman, her partner Dan Roberts and their eight year old daughter Chloe were left heartbroken when they discovered their mini foxy was killed by a dingo.

Reepa the dog was found next to a dam near their house with his chest crushed, heart punctured and intestines ripped outside of his body.

Shannon said Reepa was her eight year old daughter, Chloe's ''best mate'.

"Last Friday night at 5.30pm we were heading out and like usual our little mini foxy followed us down our driveway… he always follows us when we leave but doesn't go past the driveway," She said.

"We came home that night and couldn't find him so we hopped in my partner's car because he has the big spotlight… we found him down at the dam and unfortunately he had been killed."

SAD DAY: Dan Roberts and Shannon Bleakly are calling for more to be done to control the region’s dingo population.
SAD DAY: Dan Roberts and Shannon Bleakly are calling for more to be done to control the region’s dingo population. Contributed

Shannon, who moved from a 66000 acre property to Coowonga said the loss of their dog took its toll on young Chloe.

"Reepa was her play buddy and was so patient with Chloe and played along with whatever silly little game she had weather it was him being put in a pram and her pretending he was a baby or her dog training regime she put him through."

Shannon said the dingo problem was getting worse, especially in Central Queensland.

"They don't kill to eat, it's a thrill kill…the damage that we've seen is ridiculous, we've had dingos pull down 130kg weaners, taken a chuck out of their neck, ripped their eyes off and left them there to die…they don't even eat them."

Shannon said the council needed to do something about the increasing problem before someone was hurt.

"If the council doesn't give reason for people to go out and trap, shoot and kill soon the problem will get worse… in most other shires there is bounty's for these wild dogs."

The local mum said there was talk of a bounty being established a while ago but nothing had been done.

"I think it's necessary to have a bounty… with the drought and what not they are on the move."

Shannon's partner, Dan Roberts said the dingo problem had always been around, people in the city just didn't see it as much as people on the outskirts of the town or farmers.

"The dogs are even thicker and closer to town now…"

"They aren't actually a dingo now… they are cross breeding so it's more of a mongrel dog that will have two litters a year."

"The bounty would get more involved…the more people out trapping, the more we get off the land."


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