Re Pam Ward’s letter in last week’s edition, I can add more to her concerns. Late last year I was attacked by two dogs
in High Street while walking on the road. They came through an open front gate and attacked me. The large one came for me twice and the smaller dog once.
As a result, I now have a fear of dogs when I see them running loose on streets. The larger dog was declared dangerous. I cannot understand why owners decide to keep a declared dangerous dog. If those dogs had attacked a child the outcome could have been so much worse. Also, owners put themselves at risk of injury by keeping such
Unfortunately, the expense of these attacks is borne by the injured person. The owners don’t seem to care what happens or offer recompense. As a community we all have a responsibility to report these dogs to the Parkes Shire Animal Ranger. Hopefully this will prevent more frightening attacks.
Anonymous (Name provided – Ed)