‘Dangerous’ dog seized after attack

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A “DANGEROUS” dog has been seized by Frankston Council after an attack on a smaller dog and its owner that left both in need of medical treatment.

The female dog was seized from a Langwarrin property and declared a dangerous dog. Council are also looking for a male dog in relation to the attack.

The accused owner of the “dangerous” dogs was fined $5000 and ordered to pay costs to council and to the attacked owner to pay for medical and vet expenses.

Frankston mayor Cr Michael O’Reilly said “it was due to the great work of council officers that this dangerous dog was seized and the owners charged.”

“It’s not ok to be walking your dog, minding your own business and then next thing you know your pet and yourself are being attacked by an uncontrolled dog. It’s imperative for all dog owners to practice responsible ownership, this includes making sure your dog is secured within your property or is in your control when out in public,” he said. 

“It is also important to remind all residents of the importance of cooperating with Council officers when they are required to take lawful action to protect the community.”

The female dog has not been put down.

First published in the Frankston Times – 9 April 2019

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