Parents support a parliamentary review of dangerous dog laws after their four year old suffered facial injuries from a dog attack in Melbourne.
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Alivia Dowling’s suffered serious facial injuries when a Staffy attacked her outside their home in Ferntree Gully, in Melbourne.
‘It just keeps biting and biting, I didn’t know how to get out of its mouth,’ the four-year-old told 9News.
‘There was no warning sign, that was the scary part… she was two metres away and I couldn’t do anything,’ said Amy’s mum.
At least seven people arrive at hospital in Victoria with a dog bite. But a recent inquiry heard blacklisting certain breeds is ineffective and educating the owners should instead be the priority.
‘The problem with breed specific legislation is that it operates on the premise that how a dog looks dictates how it behaves,’ Brad Griggs, from Canine Services International, said.
We hope she has a speedy recovery!
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