Tuesday, July 16, 2019

MELBOURNE AU - AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS MAULED IN THE FACE BY A FAMILY "DOBERMAN CROSS" JUST DAYS AFTER LEO BIANCOFIORE WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY HIS SON'S PIT BULL

A dog is removed from the property where the boy was mauled in the face at Spearfelt Court, Cairnlea in Melbuorne. Picture: Sarah Matray.


Another dog attack has left an 11-year-old boy with serious facial injuries just days after Melbourne father Leo Biancofiore was mauled to death by his son’s American Staffordshire Terrier.
The boy was badly mauled in the face by a  DOBERMAN CROSS  in the northwestern Melbourne suburb of Cairnlea on Friday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to a property around 3.20pm and the boy was taken to Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital in a serious condition.
Victoria Police said it was believed the boy was at the house when he was bitten.
The Doberman cross was temporarily secured in the back yard before rangers planned to remove the animal and investigate the incident..
The dog’s owner arrived back at the home and helped police and council workers remove the dog from the property
Just last Wednesday, a pet dog went into “complete kill mode” at a home at Mill Park in Melbourne’s northeast.
Neighbours tried to help 61-year-old Leo Biancofiore as he tried to fend off his son’s American Staffordshire Terrier.
During the 45-minute attack, his wife Donata Biancofiore was also bitten by the dog, named Junior, who apparently attacked “out of the blue”.
When police arrived the attack was still underway and they fired gunshots as a distraction, but Mr Biancofiore died at the scene.
A neighbour said the dog had latched onto Mr Biancofiore’s throat.
The victim’s son later said the dog “loved” his father.
Mr Biancofiore is the fourth person killed by a purebred or mixed breed American Staffordshire Terrier in Australia this year.
https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/new-dog-attack-leaves-11yearold-boy-badly-mauled/news-story/4c7c214e39830c516275b2a43b063d37

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7245117/Vicious-dog-mauled-boys-face-devastating-gorgeous-family-neighbours-say-feared-it.html

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Eleven-year-old in stable condition in hospital after suffering serious facial injuries during a  DOBERMAN attack in Cairnlea.

An unregistered dog who mauled the face of an 11-year-old boy in a Melbourne back yard has been put down.

The child was bitten by the doberman in his Cairnlea back yard on Saturday afternoon. He was rushed to the Royal Children’s hospital with serious facial injuries and is now in a stable condition.
Local rangers removed the dog after it was temporarily secured in the back yard.
Brimbank City Council spokesman Kelvin Walsh said on Sunday the dog had since been put down.
“The owner surrendered the animal to council on Saturday and authorised its euthanasia, which was then carried out,” he said. “Council will continue to offer Victoria police ongoing assistance in the investigation.”


It comes after an American Staffordshire Terrier mauled Leo Biancofiore to death and injured his wife at their home in Mill Park on Wednesday.
Police believe the dog attack commenced inside the house. Police said it was understood the man’s wife tried to help him move outside to get away from the animal, but it continued the attack.
The killer dog, reportedly called Junior, belonged to the couple’s son and was euthanised.
American Staffordshire terriers are believed responsible for four fatal dog attacks in Melbourne and New South Wales this year.
RSPCA Victoria’s Tegan McPherson said last week there were several causes of dog attacks, but breed wasn’t necessarily one of them.
Five dog breeds are currently restricted in Victoria: American pit bull terriers, perro de presa canarios, dogo argentinos, Japanese tosas and fila brasileiros.

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