Woman loses part of calf af­ter dog at­tack

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

TOWNSVILLE City Coun­cil will look to eu­thanase a dog which mauled a woman in Wul­guru yes­ter­day, in­flict­ing a se­ri­ous in­jury to her calf.

The 36- year- old woman was walk­ing in Ge­orgina St about noon when the neo­mas­tiff cross es­caped from its en­clo­sure at a neigh­bour­ing prop­erty.

It is un­der­stood one of the woman’s legs was mauled which re­sulted in her los­ing part of her calf.

Emer­gency ser­vices per­son­nel and coun­cil of­fi­cers went to the scene and the woman was taken to the Townsville Hos­pi­tal.

Com­mu­nity Health and En­vi­ron­ment Com­mit­tee chair Ann- Ma­ree Gre­aney said the coun­cil was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the at­tack with the in­ten­tion of prose­cut­ing the dog’s owner and de­stroy­ing the dog.

“This at­tack was un­pro­voked and caused se­ri­ous harm and dis­tress to the vic­tim, and own­ers need to be held re­spon­si­ble for the ac­tions of their pets,” Cr Gre­aney said.

“The dog was im­pounded im­me­di­ately af­ter the at­tack to safe­guard the com­mu­nity and our in­ten­tion is to have it put down.”

The woman was in a sta­ble con­di­tion in the Townsville Hos­pi­tal late yes­ter­day.

DOMANII CAMERON

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