Three dogs were surrendered to Sunshine Coast Council Officers after an attack on a neighbours dog. The ddogs are taken to a Council vehicle. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily
Three dogs were surrendered to Sunshine Coast Council Officers after an attack on a neighbours dog. The ddogs are taken to a Council vehicle. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily Warren Lynam

Owners to answer for their dangerous dogs

TWO dog owners will face court today on charges involving separate attacks by their pets.

Craig McKiernan, a groundsman at the Maroochydore Junior Rugby League Club, was mauled by a staffordshire bull terrier in May while he was checking on possible vandalism of the club.

The attack left the 52-year-old with his skull partially exposed and possible nerve damage in his lower left leg.

Days later in a separate attack, two bull mastiffs ripped into Chevallum jogger Timo Fuchs.

A magistrate will decide today whether fines or other penalties are issued.

In a separate case, the Sunshine Coast Council has confirmed two American staffordshire terrier cross breeds will be destroyed.

The pair and another dog, which has already been put down, attacked and killed a smaller dog and a cat in a Buderim street earlier this month.

The pack of dogs had escaped from their yard.

"Council has issued the owners with a notice to have the dogs declared dangerous and be euthanised," a council spokeswoman said. "The owners have a two-week period to appeal the matter."


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