Timely reminder to keep dogs on a leash, after tragic death of local swan

Gold Coasters are being urged to keep their dogs on leashes where signed, after an unfortunate incident involving a local swan.

The community was deeply upset to learn that the father of a resident swan group at Pine Lake Elanora passed away from injuries, as a result of a dog attack.

Local Councillor Daphne McDonald has taken to Facebook to remind us to be careful around the wildlife.


“We are so fortunate to have wildlife on our doorstep and at Pine Lake Elanora we have our resident swans.

“Mum and dad (Hoover) and cygnets were regular visitors to families around the lake.

“Sad to say Hoover was attacked by a dog, received significant injuries and couldn’t be saved.

“This incident has upset the local community so now is a timely reminder to dog owners that the area surrounding the lake in on lead and fines apply if off lead,” her post reads.

Fines for not having your dog on a leash are approximately $133.