Darcy Refal, Brunswick Heads
My registered dog that was on a lead experienced an unprovoked attack by two staffy/bulldogs on Brunswick Bridge last week.
The unleashed dogs ran across the road and pulled our dog to the ground; the force pulled her onto the road. Many people tried to help but the bulldog would not unleash its grip on her.
The owner, an inebriated, transient person with two unregistered, unleashed dogs left the scene and went into the national park. A kind person drove us home so that we could take our dog to the vet. Luckily she survived with 10 puncture wounds over her throat and upper body.
Only the day before, our guest’s dog was attacked on Brunswick Heads beach and also required vet treatment.
What it is going to take for Byron Shire Council, the police, and National Park rangers to take control of the feral dogs and owners?
The council say they are not allowed to go into the national park without the police. Yet what are dogs doing in the national park in the first place? It is a well-known issue with Council and I assume the police; it needs urgent addressing before a catastrophic situation occurs.
Thank you to everyone who helped, especially Rachel who drove us home.