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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 9-year-old 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.”
A NINE-year-old girl was last night in a stable condition at Princess Margaret Hospital after being mauled by two dogs on Friday.
According to Nine News, the girl suffered head injuries and deep lacerations to her lower legs when she was attacked by what was believed to be TWO PIT BULL TERRIERS at Success Hill Reserve in Bassendean about 4.45pm on Friday.
A 16-year-old girl, who was with the victim, said she managed to pull the girl to safety.
The dogs’ owner and the two dogs had not been located last night.