Police warn 'irresponsible' dog owners after latest attack

OBERON Police have warned they are sick of "irresponsible owners" after another recent dog attack.

Police were called to a property on O'Connell Road, Oberon at around 2.15pm last Saturday, June 20 in regard to two dogs that attacked a small mob of young poll dorset stud ewes.

The two dogs, a tan coloured desexed male Staffordshire terrier and a female brown and white American Staffordshire terrier, were caught by the landholders and seized by police and council staff.

"One ewe was killed after the particularly vicious attack which caused horrific injuries," a police spokesperson said.

"Another ewe suffered very serious injuries to her eyes, face, ears and throat and is not expected to survive the injuries."

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Inquiries have been made regarding the owner of the dogs.

Police say action will be taken regarding the dogs as well as against the owner.

Penalties for not preventing a dog escaping an owner's yard are $880 per dog and penalties for a dog that has attacked a person or animal can be up to $11,000 per dog.

"A no-tolerance approach will be taken against the owners of dogs that attack stock and the owners will be subjected to large fines or will be charged and put before the court," the police spokesperson said.

"Police are sick of irresponsible owners who allow their dogs to escape and roam the streets and end up getting themselves in trouble by attacking stock."

A no-tolerance approach will be taken against the owners of dogs that attack stock and the owners will be subjected to large fines or will be charged.

ASKED TO LEAVE

A 49-YEAR-OLD man from O'Connell was asked to leave Oberon RSL Club by staff at around 9pm last Friday, June 19 due to his behaviour.

The man refused to leave when requested to by staff and police were called, attended and escorted the man from the club.

Action will be taken against the man for refusing to leave the club.