Tagged: Rangers

Responsible pet ownership starts at home

September 25, 2017Posted in: Community

Photo: Jackson Jost

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding pet owners of their responsibilities following a recent dog attack in Moss Vale. “All dog attacks should be reported to Council,” said Council’s Business Support Officer Ranger Services Alicia Kaylock. “Of course, if a person has been injured and requires immediate help always dial ‘000’ first”. If you are involved...

Council calls for effective control of dogs

March 10, 2017Posted in: Community

Photo: Jackson Jost

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to keep dogs under effective control following a record number of roaming dogs being impounded over the summer months. One hundred and twenty dogs were impounded from December 2016 through to February. “That’s a 15 per cent increase from the same time the previous year,” said Council’s Senior Ranger...

Watch out for dirt bags

February 6, 2017Posted in: Environment

Unsuspecting property owners in south west Sydney are falling victim to dirt bags who are providing them with soil that is contaminated with building and demolition waste, heavy metals or even asbestos. If the ‘dirt deal’ seems too good to be true, it probably is. That’s the message from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)...

Don’t dump on charities

October 25, 2016Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council Rangers are seeking information regarding the recent dumping of used furniture outside the Mittagong branch of St Vincent de Paul. “Security vision captured two men dumping a well-worn lounge outside the rear of the Mittagong charity just after 9pm on Friday 14 October,” said Council’s Senior Ranger Troy McGlynn. “If anyone has...

Beware the black and white bombers!

September 20, 2016Posted in: Environment

Surviving the magpie swooping season needn’t be a nightmare says Wingecarribee Shire Council Senior Ranger Troy McGlynn. “Swooping is a natural behavior for many of our native birds like plovers and magpies when springtime rolls around,” Mr McGlynn said.  “Like any protective parent the birds are just trying to shield their young from perceived threats...