Peter Halling’s pet poodle Chooh was attacked by a vicious dog last week. Mr Halling’s wife Sandra was injured in the attack.
Peter Halling’s pet poodle Chooh was attacked by a vicious dog last week. Mr Halling’s wife Sandra was injured in the attack. Scott Powick

Savage dog attack in Cabarita

SANDRA Halling is re- covering from a vicious dog attack that left her gashed and bruised last week.

The Cabarita resident was attacked while walking her small black poodle at 8.30am last Tuesday.

Peter Halling said his wife was walking along Kurragong Ave when she was circled by a large dog and knocked down.

“The dog had our dog in its jaws, shaking it like a rag doll,” Mr Halling said.

“Sandra was pinned to the ground and was only able to kick at the dog as it let go of our dog and

attacked her.

“At this point residents heard Sandra's cries for help and were there in seconds.”

Mrs Halling was rushed to the doctor and her dog was admitted to a veterinary clinic for emergency surgery.

Mr Halling said his wife had a deep gash to her leg that could not be stitched and multiple bruising.

The family pet underwent surgery at the veterinary clinic.

Mr Halling said the attacking dog was discovered later in the day and Tweed Shire Council was notified of its location.

“We now have to access owner identification to be able to be reimbursed for all medical costs, as they should not be borne by us. With both of us pensioners, these added

medical expenses are far from welcome,” Mr Halling said.

“Special thanks to Ellen and Zane Patience who put themselves in imminent danger by fending off the attacking dog, and the people who performed first aid at the scene.”



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