Cott’s senior ranger probes dog’s twin attacks
Cottesloe’s senior ranger is investigating separate attacks by a german shepherd on a Cottesloe resident and a resident’s dog.
A doctor’s report on one of the attacks says the 86-year-old victim was bitten on the right ankle after the dog suddenly lunged at him.
“The wounds had been bleeding profusely for some time,” the report, which has been provided to the council, said.
“On examination [the victim] had multiple puncture wounds in both sides of his right ankle, consistent with a large dog taking a bite.”
The victim was given a tetanus injection and told to take a course of antibiotics.
In his statement to the council, the victim said the attack happened on October 20 near his home while the dog was on a lead.
It said the german shepherd’s owner was apologetic and brought him some tissues to stem the bleeding.
When the bleeding didn’t stop the victim called a nurse friend, who immediately took him to the doctor.
“[The german shepherd owner] came by the house, again apologised, and gave me a bottle of wine,” he said in his statement.
He added that the dog’s owner had told him his expenses would be paid for after the attack.
But despite two letters to the owner, the $120.10 medical bill has not been paid.
The first letter was returned to him unopened.
A woman was walking her dog at the Civic Centre on October 6 when she said it was attacked.
The woman said her dog received a puncture wound to its right front leg, and severe bruising and swelling. “He’s still got a limp,” she said.
She reported the attack to the council on October 22 and provided a vet report, vet bill, and statements.