Carramar cat owner seeks more action after pet attacked by dog

Carramar cat owner seeks more action after pet attacked by dog
Carramar cat owner seeks more action after pet attacked by dog
Carramar cat owner seeks more action after pet attacked by dog

A CARRAMAR resident has started a petition to have the fine issued for a dog attack on her cat reviewed.

Releasing CCTV footage, Angela Marshall said her family cat George was left with “severe physical and emotional injuries” following the attack on June 8.

“The stress this has caused him has made him a very frightened animal,” she said.

“Vet bills totalled $1400 in which we have had to pay up front and made a claim to our pet insurance in which it will be minus the excess.

“The dog owners I don’t believe are aware we have pet insurance and rangers did make them aware of the cost as they have a copy of the bills but they were not forced nor did they offer to pay the vet bills.

“George may never be the same and even with this CCTV evidence the City of Wanneroo only fined these dog owners $200 for dog attack not causing injury.”

Her change.org petition calls for the City to re-open the investigation, and the City’s community and place director Fiona Hodges said it was being reviewed.

“The City of Wanneroo conducted an investigation into the attack, which resulted in the dog owner being issued with a $200 fine,” she said.

“If the matter progressed to prosecution, a magistrate could impose a penalty of up to $10,000.”

Mrs Marshall also wants the RSPCA to investigate and prosecute the dog owners for animal cruelty.

As well as the petition, she has started a Facebook page, Justice for George, that has more than 330 likes.