Town of Bassendean investigating Success Hill Reserve dog attack

Town of Bassendean investigating Success Hill Reserve dog attack

TOWN of Bassendean chief executive Bob Jarvis says the Town are conducting investigations into a dog attack at Success Hill Reserve, which left a young girl injured last Friday.

Mr Jarvis said two dogs attacked a girl on late Friday afternoon at the reserve, where the owner was present.

“Investigations by the Town to identify the dogs and the owner are continuing, and as far as we know the little girl is still in hospital,” he said.

“A description of the owner given to the Town’s Ranger was a female in her 40s (but closer to 50) with long blonde hair and medium build.

“The dogs were described by a witness as American Staffordshire Bull Terriers or Pit Bull breeds, dark brindle in colour and large in size.”

He said there were some measures in place to monitor dogs at Success Hill Reserve.

“Success Hill is an on-lead area so the dogs should have been controlled by a lead,” he said.

“However, even in off-lead areas it is still a requirement under the Dog Act for the owner to be in full control of the dog and able to restrain it if necessary.”