DOG-related complaints are sending Rockingham rangers barking mad, with more than three quarters of their yearly workload spent tackling canine issues.
Wandering or lost dogs, barking, impounded or aggressive dogs and attacks top the list of jobs covered.
City officers have attended to more than 13,500 pooch-related incidents over the past two years.
Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said this was an increase of 2500 more call-outs in the past 12 months.
“This is partly due to upgrades in how ranger duties are logged and tracked,” Mr Sammels said.
“There were 18,020 jobs logged for rangers over the last two years and approximately three-quarters of these are dog-related issues.”
With more than 11,000 dogs registered in the City, staffordshire bull terriers and related crossbreeds are the City’s neighbourhood terrorisers.
In a recent savage attack, a maltese shih tzu dog lost an eye after it was mauled by a terrier on Smythe Street.
The City intends to prosecute the dog’s owner over the incident, their third attempt to hold negligible keepers responsible for attacks since mid-2009.
Last year, a dog was destroyed as a result of successful legal proceedings.