Lifestyle

Dog's neck ripped open in savage attack in M'boro

Chicka Derwent's 14-year-old dog Missy was savagely attacked while on the lead during a regular afternoon walk at Prickett Park in Maryborough.
Chicka Derwent's 14-year-old dog Missy was savagely attacked while on the lead during a regular afternoon walk at Prickett Park in Maryborough. Robyne Cuerel

EVERY day, twice a day Chicka Derwent and his 14-year-old Kelpie-cross Missy take a walk together.

But their daily ritual has been put on hold after a frightening attack where another dog tried to rip Missy's throat out.

"It came straight to Missy, past me, rolled her over and chewed the hell out of her," Mr Derwent said about the April 24 attack.

"The vet was surprised by the amount of damage,

"They found the wound under the side of her neck."

Mr Derwent, who paid more than $600 in vet fees to save Missy's life, said she was a gentle dog who had never hurt anyone.

The council has since put down the offending dog after Mr Derwent contacted them.

Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the dog that attacked Missy was a stray and was picked up from the Prickett Aquatic Centre in Maryborough the afternoon it attacked.

He said the dog was euthanised by FCRC council on May 1, after the attack was reported on Monday April 28.

The dog was not tagged or microchipped and no information was known about its background.

"Council urges all pet owners to be responsible and ensure that their fences are adequate to ensure their pets don't wander," Cr O'Connell said.

"When animals are taken out of their yard they should be on a leash.

"In off-leash areas animals must still be under the owners' control, off-leash does not mean animals are free to roam at will."

Mr O'Connell said people should not pick up their animal if it is attacked, as it increases that person's chance of being bitten.

Animals in the pound

  • Unregistered animals taken to the pound are kept for three working days to allow owners time to make contact
  • If after three days there has been no contact, animals are offered to local refuges and rehoming groups. If the animal is not suitable for rehoming it is euthanised
  • To make animal complaints or requests contact the FCRC on 1300 794 929 and alert compliance officers

Topics:  attack, bill, dog, maryborough, neck, vet



New ALDI will open before end of 2016 and create 15-20 jobs

New Aldi supermarket under construction at Urangan.

APPLY NOW: Retail assistants earn $24 an hour at ALDI.

Toddler found on highway, mum found drunk

The woman's son was only three at the time

Latest deals and offers

Help our musician Derek F. Smith be World’s Greatest

VOTE TODAY: Local musician Derek F. Smith needs your vote for World’s Greatest Musician in Toyota’s Feeling the Street competition.

Derek is competing in Toyota's Feeling the Street competition

MOVIE REVIEW: Ben-Hur isn't likely to become a new classic

Toby Kebbell plays Messala Severus and Jack Huston plays Judah Ben-Hur in a scene from Ben-Hur.

ANYTHING less than grand in a remake of Ben-Hur won't do.

Coming up on your TVs this September...

Don't miss A Place to Call Home as season four launches this September.

HERE'S a sneak peek at what's coming up on Foxtel.

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Bunnings starts demolition of historic foundry buildings

SAWTOOTH GONE: Demolition of Foundry sawtooth shed to make way for new Bunnings building.

Lane and footpath closures will take place

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Receivers move in on Springfield's 'Tower of Power'

The 10-storey tower at Springfield is up for sale with interest high in the iconic structure.

Interest high in iconic 10-storey office building

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd

Warning for unit investors with price plummet prediction

The warning signs are flashing for one real estate sector in 2017 despite others performing the best they have in years and it's not going to be pretty.

One real estate sector looks set for a rocky 2017

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale