Owner of dog involved in attack relinquishes ownership to the City

The City of Cockburn's statement to Newscorp , The West Australian and Seven News about the owner of the dog involved in an attack in Success relinquishing ownership to the City, 23 October 2023

On Friday afternoon, the owner officially relinquished their ownership of the dog to the City of Cockburn. 
While the City would always prefer to find solutions that do not require animals to be put down, in this case the dog will need to be euthanised in the interest of public safety.
The procedure will be done by a suitably qualified veterinary at our Animal Management Facility. 
We believe this is ultimately also what is best for the animal. The City has held the dog for five weeks. Confining the dog for considerably longer may cause the animal significant distress.  
We understand the traumatic events the owner has undergone and we wish her a speedy recovery.

For more information contact

Media and Communications Officer
City of Cockburn

Email [email protected]

Phone 08 9411 3551

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