Jo Gapper Dog Park Hillbank

Date: 12/09/2019
Time: 4:45 pm
Suburb: Hillbank

Incident type: Attack

Dog: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Location: Dog Park

Was dog leashed? No

Vet required? No

Owner identified? Yes

Cost of treatment: $

Owner paid costs? No

Attack report:

I was at the Jo Gapper Dog Park with my dog Bella as well as a young man with his house mates dog Benji. Two young girls entered with 2 dogs (Staffy x Rhodesian Ridgeback 9 months old & an older black kelpie) the staffy x RR bee-lined for Benji (German Shepherd) Benji ran back to us immediately & this dog started attacking him. I managed to grab the dogs collar & pull him off Benji. The owner started yelling at the dog "this is why I don't take you anywhere" her friend grabbed the dog off me & the owner put the dog on its leash. They didn't leave but they did keep the dog on its leash. Benji didn't have any visible wounds but was absolutely terrified. Another dog entered the park & the owner of the aggressive dog took her dog up to it, when it launched at him aggressively the owner then started hitting her dog yelling "this is why I don't take you anywhere" they then left.