Council seeking dog attack witnesses

Council is appealing for witnesses to a recent dog attack at the Mount Beauty pondage to come forward.

A man was attacked by a large black dog on the morning of Friday, 24 September and was allegedly assisted by two people, a male and a female.

But since the attack Council has been unable to locate the witnesses.

Council Rangers have taken action, seizing and impounding the dog.

CEO Ian Nicholls said it was important residents controlled their animals, especially in a public place.

“We have an unfortunate incident where a man, who was doing the right thing and walking his own dog on a lead, has been attacked by another dog that its owner had lost control of,” he said.

“We plan to take further action, however we need witnesses to come forward.

“The community’s safety is our number one priority. Council has a responsibility to take action on pet owners who put community members at risk.

“It is not acceptable to have a member of the community injured unnecessarily.”

Council is encouraging members of the public with information about the attack to call Council Rangers directly on (03) 5755 0568.

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