MY son, granddaughter and I were returning through a laneway from a walk to the Canning River in Wilson when we heard what was obviously a dogfight.
We ran to help and saw a very large dog being dragged away from another large dog, which was on a lead.
The owners of the dog on the lead were clearly upset.
While we talked, we saw blood on the ground. The on-lead dog had been injured.
What if my eight-year-old granddaughter had been close? What if she had been leading a dog herself and the same thing happened?
We were visiting WA from Victoria, so I rang the City of Canning and asked for an 'official' visit to the offending property and a warning as a preventative for the future.
There are a lots of kids in this big residential area.
I was left on hold for two to three minutes, then told I wasn't involved, it was too late (24 hours after) and nothing could be done if the dog was not loose.
They did not ask for information or an address or offer solutions for prevention in the future. Nothing positive at all.
It was all unsatisfactory and bureaucratic.
I was dismayed to say the least. Looking at the City of Canning website for an address gives a very different picture to the attitude and service I was given by the council officer who spoke to me. MARGARET BURBIDGE, Victoria