Brav­ery award to sis­ter

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

A PIARA Waters girl has been recog­nised for her heroic ac­tions in sav­ing her 18-month-old sis­ter from a vi­cious dog ear­lier this year.

Ella An­drews’ des­per­ate de­fence of her sib­ling from an ag­gres­sive dog was com­mended for brave con­duct as part of the Aus­tralian Brav­ery Awards.

On the evening of Jan­uary 7, Ella was at a play­ground in Piara Waters with her fam­ily and other chil­dren.

She no­ticed a large dog run­ning off-lead which made a bee­line for the tod­dler.

She in­stinc­tively reached for her sis­ter, scoop­ing the tod­dler in her arms and hold­ing her high above her own head.

The dog bit Ella on the fore­arm, which left a large gash, while her sis­ter re­ceived a bruise on her face.

The pair were treated by lo­cal paramedics and taken to hospi­tal for treat­ment of their in­juries.

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