GEORGE NEWS - Recent rumours of hunting dogs killing bushbuck at the George Golf Club have led many concerned residents to enquire from George Herald about the actual facts.
According to Sandra Lennox, the general manager of the club, stray dogs managed to gain access to the property about two weeks ago, and attacked and killed one bushbuck.
She says their course superintendent and his team worked around the clock to try and identify how the dogs gained access. "It appeared that they gained access through some holes in the fence in the bush left of the seventh hole between the course and Heather Park. It is believed the dogs belong to vagrants, who are sleeping in the bush in that area."
She personally went to have a look at the spot and was so shocked to see the filth and devastation that the vagrants have caused that she called the Land Invasion Unit of the George Municipality.
"They were quick to respond and removed some temporary structures that were in the area. I suspected the vagrants would return and so we engaged with departments at the municipality to come up with ways to clean out this area, to beautify it and most importantly to secure it, so that the community can walk through this beautiful forest and feel safe while enjoying the natural beauty."
The club is thankful to the municipality, that continues to support the club's efforts. The club is also liaising with Salomé Bruyns, head inspector at the SPCA Garden Route. "We have not yet managed to catch the dogs," she says.
Lennox has put a team of volunteers together to help clean up this area and will be monitoring it on an ongoing basis.
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