16 Sep 2021

Northland feral dog caught, chipped with GPS to track animals

From Checkpoint, 5:55 pm on 16 September 2021

A Northland farmer grappling with feral dogs attacking her stock has managed to catch one and fit it with a GPS collar.

The issue came to a head in July when more than a hundred stock were killed on a sheep and beef farm just south of Cape Rēinga.

Efforts by hunters to control the feral dogs were unsuccessful and the attacks have continued with 26 sheep mauled just a couple of days ago.

Despite this, farm owner Anne Marie Nilsson says progress has been made.