Owner surrenders dog which injured child in west Christchurch
4 February 2003
The Christchurch owner of a terrier which bit the end off a girls
nose on Monday evening (3 Feb) has surrendered her pet to the Christchurch
City Council. It will be destroyed.
The neutered Jack Russell dog is believed to have made the attack
at about 6.30pm.
The four and a half-year-old was with two friends on Ariki Place
in Broomfield. According to the Council animal control officer who
spoke to the childs father and the dogs owner, the children
had walked a few metres down the owners drive where a high
fence separated them from the dog.
He says the gate in the fence has an opening to allow access to
the catch on the inside. The child is thought to have put her face
through this hole and the dog jumped and bit her nose.
After rushing his daughter to medical care the father spoke to
the owner who called the City Council and surrendered the dog.
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