Parmelia family call for dangerous dogs to be destroyed
A Parmelia family mourning the loss of their three-year-old shih tzu maltese are outraged the dogs that killed it may not be destroyed.
Grant and Nadira Moss were devastated when Russell was killed by a neighbour's four dogs late last month.
Mr Moss said he could not understand why the dogs were not put down.
He said rangers had told him it was because there were no witnesses to determine which dog killed Russell.
"I'm angry - a dog has killed another animal, yet it can't be proven," he said.
"The dogs are dangerous and could kill again.
"What if it was my two-year-old daughter?"
Mr Moss said unknown to him and his neighbour there was a gap at the back of their properties.
The 50cm gap was all it took for the four dogs, said to be two rottweilers, a blue heeler and a mastiff cross, to gain access.
Mr Moss said Kwinana City rangers had fined the owners for having more than two dogs and for not confining them properly, ordering that two of them be removed from the property.
City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said rangers were still investigating.
Mr Moss said at the time of the incident he was prevented from attending to his pet because the four dogs tried to attack him.
He said fines were not enough of a punishment and admitted if the roles were reversed, he would destroy his dog for the safety of others.
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