Police and Brimbank Council investigating after a dog bit off a father’s nose in Cairnlea | Herald Sun

 

The 54-year-old father of four was taken to Sunshine Hospital by ambulance in a stable condition after the incident occurred at the Kevin Flint Memorial Reserve just before 4.15pm on June 21.

Brimbank Council and police are investigating the incident.

His daughter spoke to the Leader following his release from hospital last week and said he was doing well.

The daughter, who asked not to be named, said her father was allegedly attacked by the dog when he left the football game for a cigarette break.

After crouching down, she claims he saw a man standing nearby with the dog’s leash resting under his foot.

“He said to the guy, ‘Nice dog’, because he loves dogs and then next thing the dog lunged at him,” she said.

“The dog actually ripped his nose off.”

The woman said surgeons have been able to reattach her father’s nose but if it did not ‘take’, doctors would have to harvest skin from another part of his body to help remedy the injuries.

“He’s in a lot of pain and he’s on medication to help with that,” she said.

She said her father, who is a volunteer at the Cairnlea Football Club, would require more operations and ongoing medical care over the next six or seven months.

Police attended the Kevin Flint Memorial Reserve after the incident and Brimbank Council is now investigating.

The council’s director of city development Stuart Menzies said based on an initial assessment, council officers believed the dog which allegedly attacked the man was not a restricted breed.

Mr Menzies said, after the assessment, council officers were of the opinion that the dog was a mix of breeds, most likely including staffy cross bull arab.

via Police and Brimbank Council investigating after a dog bit off a father’s nose in Cairnlea | Herald Sun.

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