Monday, August 5, 2013

Toddler Home Death Fatality Vicious Dog Attack Deniliquin, Riverina NSW. SMH & Riverina Leader 5.8.13 ChildSafetyatHome



"Almost half of all (dog) attacks occur in homes, 

and unsuspecting children are most often the victims,


dog bite data prepared for the Herald Sun by Monash University's Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit shows.



http://petedoweroadsafetyadvocate.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/pedestrian-safety-kids-walking-vicious.html





"(The We are Family program http://www.pets.dpi.vic.gov.au/

In its first year  70,000 parents had heard the program's three key messages - 

prepare your pets; 

actively supervise pets with children; 

and if you cannot, then separate them."




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 Deniliquin Council general manager Des Bliske said 

"even if the dog had been registered as a dangerous breed, the boy would still have been attacked, 

because council guidelines are mostly concerned with how dangerous breeds should be handled and restrained in public."



http://www.pets.dpi.vic.gov.au/

Child Safety at Home

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"Dangerous dogs must be muzzled when they are outside their owner’s property. The property must also have sufficient ‘‘containment measures’’, Mr Bliske said.


http://m.smh.com.au/nsw/toddler-killed-in-dog-attack-at-grandmothers-house-20130805-2r8ad.html







Toddler killed in dog attack at grandmother's house

LEESHA MCKENNY August 05, 2013
A two-year-old boy killed by a dog in south-western NSW was reportedly getting an ice-cream when the animal attacked.
The toddler was at his grandmother’s house in Deniliquin when he was mauled by his cousin's mastiff cross about 2.30pm on Sunday.
It is believed the boy had gone outside to get an ice-cream from a fridge when the dog followed him back inside and attacked.
Police said the boy’s grandmother tried to intervene but she had been unable to force the dog to release the child.
The boy’s mother arrived at the Victoria Street house during the attack and managed to fight the dog off.


‘‘She’s just arrived midway through and found this happening,’’ a police spokeswoman said.
The boy suffered critical injuries and was taken to Deniliquin Hospital, where he died.
"He had sustained severe head injuries," the spokeswoman said.
The boy's grandmother, aged 70, was also taken to hospital, where she was treated for exhaustion, bruising and abrasions.
Council rangers seized the dog and it was destroyed overnight.
Deniliquin mayor Lindsay Renwick said the dog was registered and had not shown any signs of any violence before the attack.
‘‘It’s a tragedy, it’s something that always frightens me with dogs."
Council general manager Des Bliske said even if the dog had been registered as a dangerous breed, the boy would still have been attacked, because council guidelines are mostly concerned with how dangerous breeds should be handled and restrained in public. Dangerous dogs must be muzzled when they are outside their owner’s property. The property must also have sufficient ‘‘containment measures’’, Mr Bliske said.
Mr Bliske said the brutality of the mauling was unusual. ‘‘We’ve probably had three or four [attacks] over the last 12 months, not all of them involving people.
‘‘People that own dogs generally control them and keep them very well contained.’’
Detective Inspector Darren Cloak, of Deniliquin police, said the boy's family as well as residents of the Riverina town were ‘‘shocked’’ and ‘‘distraught’’.
‘‘The community will be saddened by this, it’s a tragic set of circumstances,’’ he said.
Police are still investigating the attack but it is unlikely charges will be laid against the owner. ‘‘The dog is a family pet, but obviously the matter will be put before the Coroner.’’
with AAP

Boy killed in dog attack 




A toddler has been killed and his grandmother hospitalised following a brutal dog attack in south-western New South Wales.
The two-year-old boy was visiting relatives on Deniliquin's Victoria Street when he was attacked by a mastiff cross on Sunday afternoon, NSW Police say.
His elderly grandmother, 70, made unsuccessful attempts to free him from the dog.
The boy's mother arrived in the middle of the attack and managed to free her son without injuring herself, a police spokesman said.
The pair were taken to the Deniliquin Hospital, but the child could not be saved.
His grandmother was treated for bruising, cuts and exhaustion.
The dog was seized by police and council rangers and destroyed overnight.
Police say a report is being prepared for the NSW Coroner.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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