LATEST UPDATE: Officials from the Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP) will be meeting up with the bite victim in her house to investigate the events leading to the animal attack on her.
The press have also been invited to cover the event.
"The purpose of the news coverage is also to educate pet owners everywhere about their responsibility as dog owners to make sure that they are not a danger to the public," MPSP councillor Ong Koon Liak (Above) told PET+BLOGSPOT just before dusk.
The incident seems to have happened in the early morning when the dogs were let loose to ease themselves.
This was a common practice by the owner, it appears. Apparently the dogs had also attacked others previously.
It seems also that the dogs have disappeared and are no longer in the owners home.
The Department of Veterinary Services may also be invited to tomorrow's press conference at 11am. (End).
Here's a disturbing report from The Star today about another dog- biting incident.
This time it apparently involves a German Shepherd Dog (GSD) and a mongrel, both from a same owner.
The GSD's involvement demystifies the belief by some supporters of the breed that GSDs or Alsatians in the country have yet to bite anyone.
The fact is, any dog can bite anyone.
The real culprit in such cases is the owner.
PET+BLOGSPOT has learnt that the owner, at lunchtime, was still in the hospital and that a police report against the two aggressive dogs will be made as soon as she has been treated for the dog bites.
This could happen either later in the day or tomorrow.
PETPOSITIVE will not be making further comment on this issue until we are able to find out more facts on the case.
We hope to get more information on the case soon.
Sunday April 17, 2011
Shih Tzu owner attacked by dogs
By M. SIVANANTHA SHARMA NIBONG TEBAL: A housewife was attacked by two dogs when she took her pet dog for a walk at Taman Tambun Indah, near Simpang Ampat here.
The incident occurred on Friday and the victim, Lee Boon Chen, was admitted to a private hospital in Bukit Mertajam after the dogs a German Shepherd and a mongrel bit her.
When met later, her husband Dr Lim Ching Syong, 51, said his wife took her pet Shih Tzu to a playground near her house when she was set upon by the dogs in the 7.30am incident.
“Both dogs, which were left unchained, ran towards our dog but my wife managed to carry it in her hands,” he said.
“However, the dogs continued to chase her, then charged forward, biting her near the chest before two women who were walking alongside came to her aid.
“The dogs' owner also rushed forward to help my wife and they managed to remove the dogs.”
The doctor said the owner had been warned several times previously to chain his dogs when he took them out.
“My wife and I will lodge a police report and also report to the (state) Veterinary Services Department,” he added.
Seberang Prai Municipal Council councillor Francis Ong Koon Liak said he would ask the veterinary unit to investigate whether the owner had licences for his dogs.
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