A Deniliquin man was taken to hospital after he was attacked by a dog in Butler St on Wednesday.TYLA HARRINGTON June 13, 2014 3:34am
A 66 year-old man was taken to Deniliquin Hospital after he was attacked by a dog in Butler St about 1.15pm on Wednesday.
Police say the Deniliquin man was walking his dog in Butler St, near George St, when another dog ran up behind them and attacked the man and his dog.
People came to the man’s aid and managed to restrain the dog until the Deniliquin Council ranger arrived.
The man was bitten on the hand and his dog was taken to the vet for treatment.
Police say the dog that attacked the man was a ‘‘crossbreed’’ but is believed to include the bull arab breed.
Deniliquin Council says it is still investigating the attack.
Council director of technical services Mark Dalzell pleaded with pet owners to take responsibility for their dogs.
‘‘We do have the right laws in place to protect people and animals,’’ he said.
‘‘If people comply with the requirements then the number of attacks would be very minimal.
‘‘It’s about pet owners responsibility — dogs must be secured on their property and when they’re outside of the property they must be on a leash.
‘‘If people do these things it is a very good act.’’
The NSW Government introduced a ‘menacing dog’ category to the Companion Animals Act last year.
The category enables authorities to monitor a dog before it is classed as ‘dangerous’. A dog is classed as dangerous after it attacks or repeatedly threatens.
In addition to creating the new category — ‘menacing or potentially dangerous dog’ — the legislation includes harsher penalties including prison terms for irresponsible owners and encourages owners to de-sex their animals.
A review of the Companion Animals Act was prompted after townspeople were painfully shaken by the death of Deniliquin two year-old Deeon Higgins, who died after a family member’s dog attacked him in the back yard of a Victoria St home on August 4 last year.
There have been several other non-fatal dog attacks on humans and pets since that time.
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