NYABING, WESTERN AUSTRALIA AU - A PIT BULL CROSS THAT BELONGED TO A FAMILY MEMBER ATTACKED A VISITING 9-YEAR-OLD COUSIN LEAVING HER WITH INJURIES TO HER ARM THAT REQUIRED 90 STITCHES.
A dog that mauled a child in Western Australia's Great Southern at the weekend is set to be euthanized.The nine-year-old girl was visiting a dam in the Shire of Kent, near Nyabing, on Saturday, when the PIT BULL CROSS attacked, leaving her with injuries to her arm which required 80 stitches.
The Shire of Kent's chief executive, Peter Bentley, said the dog's owner was the injured child's cousin.
He said the owner had agreed to allow staff at the Shire of Katanning pound, where the dog was being held, to destroy it.
"The little girl's family have eventually requested that the dog be euthanased and I understand that the owner has in fact signed a release to hand over the dog to the ownership of the Shire of Katanning and that they will undertake the euthanising of the dog," he said.
"We license dogs, what we really need to do is license owners when they take possession of dogs that fall into the dangerous dog category.
"I think people really need to be trained on how to actually take care of them, look after them."