Witnesses sought to Perth dog attack

The injured greyhound.
The injured greyhound.

A WANNEROO resident has appealed for witnesses to a dog attack in a local park to come forward.

The woman, who Community News has chosen not to name, said the attack took place on Waidup Road near Frederick Duffy Park on Sunday, August 11 about 10am.

“A German shepherd on the loose attacked a greyhound, which was on lead and muzzled under WA archaic laws,” she said.

“The attacking dog is known by the council to be dangerous, having previously attacked other dogs over the past few years.

“Had it not been for the two wonderful people who came to the rescue, the greyhound may have been killed.

The dog involved in the attack.

“The driver of a white van would have seen the offending dog racing toward the greyhound.”

The woman asked anyone with information or who witnessed the attack to contact Wanneroo Rangers on 9405 5000.

City of Wanneroo community development director Debbie Terelinck said the City was investigating the attack.

“The City will gather all relevant facts as part of the inquiry to determine what action will be taken,” she said.

“Depending on the outcome of the investigation, there are various penalties regarding dog attacks.”

Ms Terelinck said possible penalties including fining a dog owner, which was $400 under the Dog Act 1976 for a dog causing injury, or summonsing the owner to court, with a maximum penalty of $10,000.