Ms Smithers was fulfilling her New Year’s resolution, to exercise regularly, when a dog came towards her from an unsecured home. With not even a bark or growl, the dog latched onto Ms Smithers leaving a significant wound in the calf of her right leg, which later required six stitches.Well, I suspect that dog’s bound for a one-way trip to the vets and…
Remaining very calm and standing still, Ms Smithers knew that if she ran she would only antagonise the dog and possibly spike a more violent attack.
When the dog latched onto her leg, Ms Smithers screamed in the hope somebody would hear something and help her.
Sadly, no one immediately heard the cries for help, but a short time later a local man heard her screams and went to help.
The dog, that both police and council would not confirm the breed of, has been impounded pending full council investigations.I really don’t care if it was wagging it’s tail at the time it was collected, what’s of more importance is that it bit a woman (unprovoked) and held on for some minutes!
“We were told there was an alleged dog attack and our council ranger responded with the police force and seized the dog under the Companion Animals Act,” Young Shire Council acting general manager Greg Armstrong said.
“The owner told us the dog is a comfort dog and at the time of it being impounded was well behaved,” he said.
“Until the matter is fully investigated, I can’t say whether a fine as such will be issued.”Great! As if the Angry Exile's stamping ground didn’t have enough vicious and dangerous wildlife – but then, maybe that’s why this thing is described as a ‘comfort dog’?
“What can happen is the matter can go to court where legal action can issue a fine or even a destruction order,” he said.
“But it is likely the dog will be returned to the owner,” Mr Armstrong said.
You keep the snarling creature to see off the CrocoRedbacks..?