Irresponsible dog ownership
Incident type: Attack
Location: Public Park
Was dog leashed? No
Vet required? Yes
Owner identified? Yes
Cost of treatment: $ 2500
Owner paid costs? Yes
These two dogs shredded my little German Spitz at Beaumont Lacrosse Club
They were off leash on the other side of the field and within seconds attacking my little dog who required extensive surgery.
The owner did pay the cost of surgery and received a fine from Burnside Council. I lobbied the Burnside Councillor to have a dangerous dog order put on these two but because the owner agreed to have them muzzled in public and cried in front of the Burnside Ranger they said she was remorseful and would do the right thing with the dogs.
12 months later my dog is emotionally traumatised requiring antidepressants and has only recently been ready to socialise with other dogs.