Monday, August 24, 2015

MILDURA, VICTORIA AU - 2 AMERICAN BULLDOGS ATTACKED A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHEN SHE WANDERED INTO A NEIGHBOR'S YARD

A YOUNG child is recovering in hospital after being attacked by two dogs when she wandered into her neighbour’s yard yesterday afternoon.  Mildura police Sergeant Jason Bruhn said emergency services were called to a Ellswood Cresent address about 1.40pm yesterday after reports of a dog attack. 


He said a four-year-old girl was treated on the scene for dog bites before being taken to Mildura Base Hospital with non-life threatening arm and leg injuries.  
Sgt Bruhn said the girl had wandered into her neighbour’s yard when she was attacked by the two dogs, believed to be AMERICAN BULLDOGS. 
“The lady who owns the dog came home as the dog was attacking her and pulled it off,” he said.
“Luckily she didn’t sustain any facial injuries.”
He said the owners had consented for the dogs to be put down. Sgt Bruhn said further investigations into the attack would be handled by Mildura Rural City Council.
Mildura Rural City Council general manager of development Kristen Alexander said council staff removed the dogs from the property.
“Council can confirm a dog attack occurred at a residence in Mildura this afternoon,” she said. 
“Council local laws staff have attended the property and removed two dogs, believed to be American bulldogs. 
“The dogs will now be held at our animal shelter pending a full investigation into the incident.”

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