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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

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