Dog put down for attacking woman

THE dog that attacked a Cabarita woman and her poodle last Tuesday has been euthanised.

A Tweed Shire Council spokeswoman said because the attack had been reported, the council had been able to act and ensure no-one else was put at risk.

She urged anyone who experienced a dog attack to contact the council immediately, as this gave rangers a greater chance of identifying the culprit.“If anyone experiences or witnesses a dog attack in the Tweed, they are asked to immediately call Tweed Shire Council.

“Council will then log the complaint in the system.”

The spokeswoman said this would alert a Tweed Shire Council ranger to act.

“The ranger will either issue an infringement notice to the owner, issue a warning or impound the animal,” the spokeswoman said.

“A record will be put against the dog in the Companion Animals Register.

“This means the dog will have that permanent record.”

The Cabarita woman was attacked while walking her small black poodle at 8.30am last Tuesday along Kurragong Ave.

Her poodle was reportedly “shaken like a rag doll, while its owner was circled by the bigger dog, pinned to the ground and attacked until neighbours heard her cry for help.

Both poodle and owner are recuperating at home after medical treatment. The woman received bruising and a deep gash to her leg.

“Tweed residents who need to report a dog attack can contact Tweed Shire Council on (02)66702400.

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