News

Warning as big dogs rip into mini fox terrier Buddy

Maryborough's Shirley Robinson is shocked at the injuries suffered by her dog and companion, Buddy.
Maryborough's Shirley Robinson is shocked at the injuries suffered by her dog and companion, Buddy. Valerie Horton

A MARYBOROUGH woman is warning dog owners to be vigilant while walking their pets after her blind miniature fox terrier named Buddy was attacked by two larger dogs in Aridane St.

Shirley Robinson was in her mobility scooter taking Buddy for a walk along the same path she has taken for 14 years when the incident happened at the intersection of Ariadne St and Milton St.

Two large dogs wearing khaki-coloured winter coats raced over to Ms Robinson and Buddy, with one of the dogs taking Buddy into his mouth and shaking him.

Despite having ongoing problems with her leg, Ms Robinson knew she was Buddy's only hope, so she climbed off her mobility scooter and kicked the dog as hard as she could.

The dog let Buddy go and Ms Robinson grabbed him and cuddled him to her chest, but the menacing pair was not through with them.

Ms Robinson said the dogs began circling her as though they were going to attack.

An elderly neighbour heard Ms Robinson's cries for help and ran to her assistance, helped her get Buddy back to their home down the street, with the two large dogs following them every step of the way as they headed for safety.

"He's my hero," Ms Robinson said.

Ms Robinson said she was unable to determine the breed of the dogs that attacked Buddy, but she made a report to the Fraser Coast council and a compliance officer was looking for the dogs.

Meanwhile Ms Robinson and Buddy are recovering from their ordeal at home.

Buddy was left with seven puncture wounds in his hind quarters and near his groin after the attack and has had to take antibiotics to stave off infection.

The bite narrowly missed an artery in his thigh and it is likely he will never walk properly again.

He has also become reticent, unwilling to go outside without his owner accompanying him.

Ms Robinson said she was very concerned for school children, who regularly walk along that street.

Topics:  dogs, pets



Girls prove Fraser Coast is a hotbed for rugby talent

OPPORTUNITY: Fraser Coast rugby pair Jade Golchert and Jakara Miller.

Fraser Coast was represented by three players at state U17 trials.

No rough oceans ahead for Pier2Pub Swim

READY: Councillor Darren Everard, who has organised the Hervey Bay Pier2Pub for the past six years, will also be participating in the swim this Sunday.

VIDEO: The event will run on Sunday from 8am at the Hervey Bay SLSC.

Meet the Fraser Coast Chronicle's newest journo

Blake Antrobus.

I'm now one of the new reporters at the Fraser Coast Chronicle.

Local Partners

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E6: Suckas Need Bodyguards review

Rosario Dawson and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E5: Just To Get A Rep review

Mahershala Ali, centre, in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E4: Step In The Arena review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Rob Kardashian admits his first crush was his sister Kim

Rob Kardashian once had a crush on his sister Kim Kardashian West.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E3: Who's Gonna Take The Weight

Mahershala Ali in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E2: Code of the Streets review

Simone Missick and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Restaurants soon to be announced at new Gunalda servo

NEW STATION: The Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, will include a 350-seat eating area and a truckers lounge.

Which business would you like to see open in the new centre?

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Huge Gunalda service station set to open by December

NEW STATION: The Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, will include a 350-seat eating area and a truckers lounge.

The massive servo is the biggest United development in Queensland.

Property leader says Fraser Coast market is looking up

Positivity is the buzz word in the Fraser Coast housing market

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.