Dog ‘came out of nowhere’ and bit man
A DALBY resident described being attacked by a dog as an “ordeal”.
“This is the biggest ordeal I’ve had,” he said.
“I’ve had busted legs and been thrown off horses but this is the worst ordeal that’s happened.”
The man was taken to hospital in an ambulance last Thursday after a dog latched onto his wrist, causing injury to his left arm.
The man said at 7.45pm he was walking near the Rotary Park, on the corner of Wood and Arthur sts, when a dog bit him on the arm.
“As I was walking back up to the park and up Wood St, I hit the park,” the man reported.
“I was just walking, minding my own business and swinging my arms a bit.”
The attack victim said the dog came out from nowhere and bit him without warning.
“It was so frightful,” he said.
While the man did not receive any stitches after the injury, he said he had been to hospital every afternoon since the incident.
“I’ve been going up for a dressing every afternoon roughly for an hour or two,” he said.
A Western Downs Regional Council spokesman urged residents to restrain their dogs properly.
“A recent dog attack has been reported to council and is currently under investigation,” a council statement said.
“This is a timely reminder for residents to properly control your dog and keep them within your yard.
“Remember to report any wandering animals to 1300 COUNCIL.”