Dog owner calls for muzzles

ARRAN MORTONSound Telegraph

A Rockingham animal lover has called for potentially dangerous dogs to be muzzled while out in public after two dogs attacked his pet during their daily walk.

Ivan Kramer claimed two greyhounds appeared from nowhere and mauled his eight-year-old Maltese-Jack Russell cross, named Sid, as they walked their regular route close to the city’s Hennessy Way about 7am on Friday.

Mr Kramer said it was only because of the kindness of strangers who came to his assistance that Sid avoided serious injury.

“Sid and I took our walk like we do every morning — he was on his lead — and within a split second, just after we crossed the road near the canal, two dogs had come out of nowhere and started to attack him,”

he said. “One had a leash on and one had a collar, but I couldn’t see an owner — all I could do was jump on top of Sid and squeeze him tight and hope the dogs would stop.”

Mr Kramer said two cars pulled over and grabbed hold of the two greyhounds and helped him to his feet.

“I can’t thank the man and lady enough for stopping to help me,” he said.

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the City was not aware of the attack.

Cr Sammels reminded residents greyhounds must be muzzled at all times when in a public area.

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