Dog attack capital of the Northern Rivers identified
BALLINA is the dog attack capital of the Northern Rivers region with 30 attack incidents.
According to the latest figures released by the Office of Local Government, one person was involved in a serious dog attack in the first quarter of this financial year.
From July 1 to September 30, 2017, a total of 30 dog attacks were reported to Ballina City Council.
There are 13,277 dogs microchipped in the Ballina LGA.
The Office of Local Government defines an attack as an "incident where a dog rushes at, attacks, bites, harasses or chases any person or animal (other than vermin)".
There were 16 animals attacked in Ballina.
Meanwhile, in Lismore eight dog incidents were reported for the same period and fortunately no-one in seriously injured.
However, three people received lass serious injuries and nine animals were attacked in a n area with 15,230 dogs microchipped.
In Byron Shire there were two dog attacks reported involving two animals attacked out of 4416 dogs micro chipped.
Over in Kyogle Council there were two dog attacks reported with two animals reported attacked out of 4078 dogs microchipped.
Of all the attacks across the state, there were 282 where the breed was not identified.
In Coraki a pet dog was attacked in his own home last week.
Number of Attacking Dogs by Breed - Top 5
American Staffordshire Terrier - 131
Bull Terrier (Staffordshire) - 114
Australian Cattle Dog - 69
German Shepherd Dog - 66
Rottweiler - 43
Total number of dog attack incidents reported to council in the 1st Quarter of 2017/18
Dog attacks - 1,196
Number of victims
Adult 553, Child (Child is up to 16 years) 125
Dog - 599
Cat - 66
Livestock - 390
Other (animal) - 160
Number of actions taken
Investigation - no action required - 247
Dangerous dog declaration - 68
Infringements issued - 334
Seized and taken to pound - 121
Seized and returned to owner - 30
Police action - 16
Court action - 1
Dog destroyed - 159
Restricted dog declaration - 1
Menacing dog declaration - 105
Warning issued - 276
Investigation continuing - 411
Other - 245
Number of injuries on people
No injury - 338
Minor injury - 175
Medical treatment required - 129
Hospitalisation - 36
Death - 0.