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    Came across this one on another forum :-

    http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/west...-1226382774222

    We obviously do not know the full circumstance yet. Did the girl accidently walk into the dogs yard or was she there with her father. Did she provoke an attack by pulling a dogs ear....

    Whatever the circumstances, this owner has put his dogs at risk because he failed to protect this little kid.

    Under my proposal he would face a jail term and a hefty fine for this lack of responsibility. He would not want to be in that position again so would take extreme precautions to prevent a recurrence.
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    It says page not found?
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    Site still in construction so will post link when it's finished.

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    ditto
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    Your links won't work...I will try this..................



    THREE dogs that mauled a six-year-old girl in Baldivis have been put down, but no charges have yet been laid over the horrific attack. Maya Wicksteed was savaged by the three bull Arab mastiff dogs and three other dogs, including a german shepherd and a red cloud kelpie, at a Baldivis property last Friday.

    She was taken to hospital where she received hundreds of stitches to bite injuries to her head, face and body.

    Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the three dogs were euthanised at the owner's request.

    Mr Sammels said an investigation into the attack was continuining and no one had been prosecuted.

    Maya's father Bruce Wicksteed told of his horror when he realised his daughter had been attacked, describing her as “a screaming ball of sand and blood”.



    Mr Wicksteed was visiting a neighbour with Maya when he heard his daughter screaming.

    “The owner of the property was laying down on the ground. Six dogs were aggressively just going for it, trying to get underneath him and then I realised I could hear her screaming, I realised Maya was underneath them,” Mr Wicksteed said.

    “Maya was a screaming ball of sand and blood. Police later told me she had been dragged over a 40-metre area.”

    In an act that Mr Wicksteed said saved his daughter’s life, his neighbour jumped on top of the dogs and held them down to free Maya. Then, Mr Wicksteed grabbed her and ran towards the property’s house as the dogs chased them.

    "As we got closer to the door, I was just praying that it was unlocked,” he said.

    “I got there, the door was unlocked, just as the dogs arrived behind me.

    “I slammed the door on them as they were jumping up.”

    Mr Wicksteed said he wanted dog laws changed to include bull Arab mastiffs as a classified dangerous dog.

    “They are a killing machine. If a dog can't differentiate between a pig and a little girl, there's an issue,” he said. The vicious attack has prompted the WA Local Government Association to urge local councils to develop dog control strategies to prevent future attacks.

    WALGA president Troy Pickard said most dog control laws had not been changed for more than 35 years and were did not meet community expectations.

    "I welcome the announcement by the Minister that he intends to introduce a Dog Amendment Bill to the coming session of Parliament," he said.

    "It is encouraging that his proposed amendments will consider prohibiting the availability, breeding and sale of dangerous breeds and sterilisation of dangerous breeds along with increased penalties for irresponsible owners and powers for local rangers.

    "Revisions to the Dog Act to deal more effectively with vicious dogs have been on the agenda of State Governments for years and it is time to do something about it, before another innocent person or family pet is seriously mauled or killed."
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    Not sure what happened there. Tried again and it seems to change the web address as soon as I posted it. Have resorted to cut and post.

    No charges over horrific dog attack which left girl, 6, with hundreds of stitches
    • by: Katie Robertson and Todd Cardy
    • From: PerthNow
    • June 04, 2012 9:40
    Nine News - Dog pack attack
    No charges laid but investigations continue into a horrific dog attack on a six-year-old girl.

    RECOVERING: Maya Wicksteed,6, in Princess Margaret Hospital where she is recuperating after a horrific dog attack. Picture: Channel Nine Source: PerthNow
    INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the horrific dog attack which left a six-year-old girl with hundreds of stitches to her head, but no charges have been laid.
    Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels told PerthNow that the three bull Arab mastiff dogs had been impounded and investigations were continuing into the appalling attack which left Maya Wicksteed with horrific head and facial injuries.
    Three other dogs involved in the attack, including a german shepherd and a red cloud kelpie, remain at the Baldivis property where the attack took place on Friday afternoon.
    Police are investigating the attack. The investigation will determine whether the owner should be prosecuted, if the dogs should be destroyed or whether they be returned to the owner.
    Mayor Sammels said no decision had been made on the future of the three dogs. He said it was possible the dogs could be euthanased, the owners prosecuted over the attack, or the dogs could even be returned to their owne
    "Being a long weekend hasn't made things any easier so that will probably take the better part of this week, by the time our officers get out there and interview everybody," Mr Sammels said.

    Mr Sammels said the three dogs were voluntarily surrendered and remained at the council pound. A decision had not been made about whether the dogs will be put down.

    Mayor Sammels said he had been told Maya was "doing well".

    "Physically, she should recover but I guess there will be some mental scars there for a long time," he said.

    "She's had a lot of stitches and is obviously very sore. The expectation is that she'll make a really good recovery."

    Yesterday, Maya's distressed father Bruce Wicksteed told of his horror when he realised his daughter had been attacked, describing her as “a screaming ball of sand and blood” when he reached her at the Baldivis property where the attack took place.
    Maya was with her father when he was was visiting a Baldivis neighbour. She was set upon by the three bull Arab mastiffs and three domestic dogs.

    Mr Wicksteed said that at first he did not realise his daughter was being attacked until he heard her screams.

    “The owner of the property was laying down on the ground - six dogs were aggressively just going for it, trying to get underneath him and then I realised I could hear her screaming - I realised Maya was underneath them,” Mr Wicksteed said.

    “Maya was a screaming ball of sand and blood. Police later told me she had been dragged over a 40-metre area.”

    In an act that Mr Wicksteed said saved his daughter’s life, his neighbour jumped on top of the dogs and held them down to free Maya. Then, Mr Wicksteed grabbed her and ran towards the property’s house only to have the dogs chase after them.
    “As we got closer to the door, I was just praying that it was unlocked,” he said. “I got there, the door was unlocked, just as the dogs arrived behind me.

    “I slammed the door on them as they were jumping up.”

    The young girl suffered horrific facial injuries in the savage attack and is recovering at Princess Margaret Hospital after undergoing cosmetic surgery over the weekend. She is in stable condition today.

    A hospital spokeswoman said today Maya was in a stable condition and was “doing quite well”.

    The three bull Arab-mastiffs, which have been voluntarily surrendered to the Rockingham pound, are believed to have lived on the property and used for pig hunting.

    Mr Wicksteed said he wanted dog laws changed to include bull Arab mastiffs as a classified dangerous dog.

    “They are a killing machine - if a dog can't differentiate between a pig and a little girl, there's an issue,” he said.
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    How terrifying, the poor little girl
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    Owner agrees to have Maya Wicksteed attack dogs put down | Perth Now

    Yeah sometimes it cuts and pastes the abbreviation of the link... It seems to work when I use the link icon

    And if the dog doesn't get socialised with little children - chances are - even a Lab could do that kind of damage.
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    The comment about the dog not being able to differentiate between a pig and a child... If they are not socialised, any dog could chase and attack anything that moves.

    I also don't understand why he immediately assumes that it is the Bull Arab genes that made the dogs attack? It's a crossbreed...

    And there was a GSD and a kelpie involved...

    It just seems ludicrous to use this tragic incident as a call for BSL?! It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

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    It never does make sense to a thinking person Beloz.

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    Sadly little ones scream and that can set-off a dog or even worse dogs, who are not used to it. It can even affect a dog that is well socialized............Screaming and running=prey

    I saw this happen when my grand nephew visited, he screamed high pitch when my dogs came in, gave me a shock too....My therapy dog was surprised and she deals with totally unreliable disabled kids, she loves kids. She did nothing, but I could see the change in her. My other dogs left and they love kids. So if he did that to a not so calm dog????? I know that in dog attacks the calmer everything is the less injury happens.

    It is just another sad case....no excuse for it happening, but it has happened again
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