A Kimberley husband and wife want the City to take action after a deer fatally attacked their pet dog.
Maureen and Glenn Price had to put down their Maltese Poodle Udi Friday after it suffered significant injuries during an encounter with a deer in the backyard.
Maureen nearly ran straight toward the deer when she saw her pet in distress.
Heartbroken, she says they simply let Udi out to do her business like every other day but to have their pet killed on their own property is unfair.
The 15 year old canine never wandered from the yard according to Maureen who argues the incident shows Kimberley needs to cull urban ungulates.
She believes the previous cull in 2012 was a success.
When the Prices first moved to the community they didn’t have any issue with the animals for the first 10 years.
However, Maureen suggests they’ve become habituated to the easy-feeding in residential areas and it’s become a significant and consistent problem.
Mayor Don McCormick reiterated at City Council Monday night lethal culls are no longer an option for the community.
Kimberley is moving ahead with its own translocation project to remove 50 urban deer from city limits.
Maureen believes translocation only moves the problem elsewhere.
– Kimberley resident Maureen Price