VICIOUS ATTACK ON FAMILY PETS
Resident says vicious canines out of control; council must act
KILLER dogs have taken to Monto streets and not enough is being done to stop them.
That’s what resident Juanita Harris believes, after her terrier Georgie died in August after being attacked by two large dogs in her own front yard.
“I think dogs are out of control in this town and council has failed in their duty of care to protect us,” she said.
“They (the council) are letting us down by not cracking down on the owners. But it is the irresponsibility of these owners that is beyond me.”
Mrs Harris believes the two dogs that attacked Georgie were pit bulls and that they were hunting as a pack at the time.
“I had never heard a scream like the one she let out (when she was attacked) in my life,” she said.
In a statement made to the North Burnett Regional Council, vet Cameron Marbach said the attack was the most severe dog attack he had seen in his 22 years of practising, where the dog survived the initial attack.
One of the killer dogs was put down, and the other was relocated out of town.
But another attack on Cameron Kerr’s foxy Molly on Monday showed vicious dogs were still lurking in Monto streets.
Mr Kerr was walking Molly on Cunningham St at 6pm when “what can only be described as a pig dog” appeared behind him.
“It grabbed Molly by the top of the head and was essentially mauling her,” he said. “I booted it about four times and that had no effect. So I picked it up and threw it and grabbed Molly.”
The foxy was left with bites around her head and eye and Mr Kerr was left with a $120 vet bill.
Both incidents were reported to the North Burnett Regional Council.
The council’s David Wiskar said, given the financial position of the council, their dog control program was quite active.
“When dogs get reported, we have enforcement officers we send out to take care of problem dogs.”