Strict rules put on attack dog
A dog that attacked a man swimming in Broome, leaving him with a wound requiring 26 stitches, has been declared dangerous and has not been put down.
Shire of Broome emergency, health and rangers manager Ty Matson said rangers had completed their investigation, including interviewing both the victim and the owner.
The dangerous dog declaration means stricter regulations on how the animal is fenced and contained at home, and when in public it must be muzzled and wear an identifying collar.
The large male mastiff attacked a 29-year-old man at popular boat launching and swimming spot Entrance Point on October 8.
At the time, Mr Matson said the victim could have lost his eye.
He was treated at Royal Perth Hospital while the dog was held at the Shire pound during the investigation.
Anyone who witnesses a dog attack is asked to contact Broome rangers on 9191 3456 or 0407 382 079.