UPDATE: One of the two American Staffie dogs that mauled an elderly woman had been impounded after being declared a 'menacing' animal, it has been claimed.
New details have emerged that the American Staffordshire Bull Terrier involved in the latest ambush was seized in February over another attack, 7 News reported.
However, Zeus was 'stolen' just three days after being held at a pound - and he reappeared in the hands of owner Miichaela-Louise Platt, who claimed she was unaware of the allegations.
FOUR people fought off two vicious dogs that mauled an 81-year-old woman walking down a Western Sydney street. The woman suffered serious bite marks to her face and hands after two dogs, believed to be PIT BULLS, set upon her on Fulton Avenue, Wentworthville at 1pm Monday.
Two men and two women who came to woman’s aid also suffered bite marks. Andy Kerr, 44, phoned Triple 0 when she heard an excruciating noise outside her home. Ms Kerr ran outside and witnessed the elderly woman being savaged by a dog that appeared to be a pit bull.
Ms Kerr’s brother, Nigel Kerr and his wife Jody Kerr, were both attacked.The couple have bite marks to their legs and face and were taken to Westmead Hospital.
“I ran down the road, I screamed ‘get out of it’ and they moved away and came towards me,” Ms Kerr said. “There was a lady who pulled up in her car and tooted her horn to get the dogs away. I didn’t have a weapon so I ran back home and called the police.”
Ms Kerr said the elderly woman lived on the street and was often seen walking down the footpath“
She had parts of her nose bitten off, bites to her hand, and part of her ear was hanging off," Ms Kerr said. “If no one was there they would have mauled her.”
The dogs have been seized by council rangers and their owner interviewed by police. Police said it was unclear if charges would be laid. Ms Kerr has lived on Fulton Avenue for 15 years and said they had never seen the dogs before.