Last week’s Kingborough Chronicle featured an article regarding the classification of dangerous dogs in the Kingborough municipality, along with residents of Tinderbox petitioning council to revoke a Kennel License for a dog owner in the same area.
Dee Hart, the concerned resident, explained that the issue of safety for her children and animals was the main driver behind not only protesting the Kennel License but also for the issue to be considered a criminal offense.
Mrs Hart said the dogs in question had already attacked and killed her family pet a 14 year old border collie, with a report from a local vet stating that several puncture wounds on the head and a laceration and avulsion (tearing away) of the lip away from the gum on the right lower jaw, were lesions consistent with injury from dog bites.
Mrs Hart said that not only had the dog attacked her family pet, on her property, but had also returned and caused injury to not only other animals but also a child.
“How many times does the dog/s need to attack an animal or child before something is done?” Mrs Hart said.
According to Mrs Hart, four dogs have been located on the property since the attack over a year ago and only now has a kennel licence been applied for.
For the full story, pick up a copy of this week’s Kingborough Chronicle (Tuesday, July 15).
“Our children are too frightened to play outside and are having nightmares about the attacks,” Mrs Hart said.