Pet chihuahua mauled to death at Kewarra Beach
A WOMAN has relived the horror of watching her beloved pet chihuahua being ripped from her hands and mauled to death by a savage American bulldog at Kewarra Beach.
On Saturday afternoon, Simone Fox got her two young kids ready to go for a ride.
“I don’t normally take Max, because he is 15 and really old … but he came out the front door and looked really excited,” she said. “So we put him on his lead and off we went.”
Walking to the end of her cul-de-sac, Mr Fox watched her daughter go ahead when she heard her cry: “Mummy, Mummy, pick Max up, there is a big dog coming.”
“I quickly went to pick him up … and the dog came hurtling around the corner and snatched Max out of my hands … and I tried to pull Max out of its mouth but it would not let go,” she said.
Ms Fox said the owner of the dog then tried to get her chihuahua out of its mouth but again, it would not let go.
An ambulance was called for Ms Fox, who received four stitches to her hand. Council officers also attended the scene.
Cairns Regional Council said officers had spoken to several people who were involved or who witnessed the incident.
“Investigations are ongoing and no animals have been seized at this time,” a spokeswoman said.
“In any investigation, council will consider all available evidence and, depending on the outcome of an investigation, action may be taken against the dog and its owner.”
The owner of the attacking dog can be fined, the dog can be declared a “dangerous dog”, or the dog can be destroyed.
Council said it was attempting to locate the dog involved in this incident.
ATTACKED: Max the chihuahua was killed by another dog.