Dog attack alert

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
"Henry" was bitten and required emergency surgery.
Camera Icon"Henry" was bitten and required emergency surgery.

The City of Busselton has called for dog owners to keep their pets on leads after a black dog attacked two people and their dog walking on Clydebank Avenue in West Busselton last week.

West Busselton resident Brett Titterton said he and his partner were bitten and needed “quite a few stitches” after they tried to separate the dogs.

“The dog latched onto ours and neighbours came from all directions to help,” he said.

Ranger and emergency services co-ordinator Ian McDowell said the City was investigating an alleged dog attack in the Clydebank Avenue area.

“It is the dog owner’s responsibility to effectively control their dog when it is in a public place,” he said. “They should only be exercised off-leash when in a designated dog exercise area and even then, the dog owner is required to effectively control their dog.”

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It is believed to be the second time the dog has attacked after escaping its home. In August, it’s claimed the dog entered the garage of Mandy French’s home in West Busselton and “turned savage”, attacking her poodle cross maltese, Henry.

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