UPDATE: Pet owner shattered after dog mauled by Rottweiler


The Rottweiller which fatally mauled silky terrier Bobbie Bingo has been euthanised.

It is not known when then the dog was put-down. 

The Rottweiller was found  unsuitable for rehoming, Fraser Coast Regional Council regulatory services manager David Murray said.

The dog, named Shadow, was surrendered to Fraser Coast Regional Council dog catchers on Tuesday by owner Flynn Mendez.



DONNA Pain is shattered after her tiny pet dog was mauled to death by an unrestrained Rottweiler.

The Torquay woman was walking her 8kg Silky Terrier Bobbie Bingo along the Link Mobility Corridor on Monday about 6pm when the vicious attack took place.

Donna screamed for help as she kicked the frenzied Rottweiler away, but it took three men passing by to release Bobbie Bingo from the Rottweiller's grip.

PAIN OF LOSS: John and Donna Pain with a picture of Bobbie Bingo and dog Bella. Bobbie was mauled to death on Monday night.
PAIN OF LOSS: John and Donna Pain with a picture of Bobbie Bingo and dog Bella. Bobbie was mauled to death on Monday night. Alistair Brightman

One of men lodged a stick into the bigger dog's jaw to pry it open. But it was too late to save the little pooch.

Bobbie's intestines were ripped out, back legs fractured and muscle tendons pulled from his spine.

There was nothing the vet could do and Bobbie was euthanised later that night.

The Rottweiller's owner, Flynn Mendez, surrendered his pet "Shadow" for impoundment yesterday morning.

The aggressive dog will be put down if found unsuitable for re-homing.

Mr Mendez said his 12-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son were playing with Shadow when she broke free from her choker chain to lash out.

The two kids watched on in horror as the bloodbath unfolded, he said.

CHERISHED MEMORIES: Zak Pain with his beloved Silky Terrier Bobbie Bingo. Donna Pain described Bobbie Bingo as a "gentleman" of a dog.
CHERISHED MEMORIES: Zak Pain with his beloved Silky Terrier Bobbie Bingo. Donna Pain described Bobbie Bingo as a "gentleman" of a dog. Contributed

Shadow was kept as an "inside dog" at Flynn's unfenced property. He said he did not realise how strong his pet, of 3½ years, was.

He will not be getting another one and wants to do everything to soothe the pain, he said.

"It was hard looking at the lady's (Donna's) face and I said I would fix up any vet bills and the crematorium," he said.

"It was all my fault."

Fraser Coast Regional Council regulatory services manager David Murray said compliance officers would look into whether local laws were breached.

He said pet owners needed to have fencing to secure their animals.

Donna's husband John and 10-year-old son Zak, who raced from home to rescue Bobbie, are devastated.

Bobbie Bingo was given to Zak when he was two and was named after a children's song character.

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