Media Response Dog Attack (Glen Waverley)

Questions and Responses

Is the council investigating the issue? Will any action be taken against the dog's owners or the dog? 

Council is currently investigating this incident.  We can’t comment on any possible action to be taken until after the investigation is done.  

 Has there been previous reported incidents with regards to this dog? 

Council has not had any involvement with this dog before.

 How many reported dog attacks have there been in Monash in the past year?

In 2017 there were 86 reports.

In 2018 (to date) there have been 38.

These reports range from minor attacks and rushes (where a dog rushes at a person to within a distance of 3m in a menacing manner) to serious attacks.

Provided to: Monash Leader

Date: 3 May 2018

Quoting: Mayor Paul Klisaris