Photo by Craig Baxter.
A dog is taken from St Kilda by animal control staff
yesterday after it was reported as harassing a cyclist and
ripping a pedestrian's jeans.
Southern District Command Centre deployment co-ordinator
Senior Sergeant Dave Scott said police were called to two dog
attacks in Plunket St about 2.30pm.
Animal control team leader Ros MacGill said the Dunedin City
Council impounded a Staffordshire bull terrier-cross dog
The council was called about two incidents in the street. The
terrier ''raced'' towards a male cyclist and the terrier and
a boxer ''bailed up'' another man, whom the terrier tried to
''It didn't touch any skin, as far as I know, but jeans were
Animal control staff deemed the terrier to be aggressive and
impounded the dog, which was the subject of previous
complaints to the council, she said.
The council was trying to contact the terrier's owner and
would ask them to ''sign the dog over''.
''If they don't, then we will classify the dog as dangerous
and issue an infringement fine.''
The dog would need to be signed over before any decision to
euthanise the dog could be made, she said.