Noosa Council needs help to track down a dog owner after a savage Sunshine Beach attack.
Noosa Council needs help to track down a dog owner after a savage Sunshine Beach attack.

Savage Sunshine Beach dog attack on elderly lady and poodle

A 73-year-old woman suffered a fractured pelvis and deep wounds to her elbow after being knocked to the ground trying to protect her poodle in a savage Sunshine Beach dog attack.

Noosa Council is appealing for information to help locate the owner of a large, white, muscular breed dog, similar to a bull Arab.

Council local laws manager Phil Amson said the woman remains in hospital while her dog required treatment worth more than $1000.

“The elderly woman was understandably distressed but was able to provide a basic description of the dog involved,” Mr Amson said.

“The dog was not on a leash and we believe the man who was with the dog, fled with the dog and didn’t offer the elderly woman any assistance at the scene.

“Nearby residents came to her aid and called an ambulance,” he said.

Mr Amson said this is a “very serious attack that happened not far from the woman’s home”.

“We’re currently following up a number of leads and we’re appealing to the public to come forward with any information that may assist us.”

Mr Amson said the attack happened around 7pm on Monday, March 16, near a block of units at the intersection of Ben Lexcen Dr and Bicentennial Dr, Sunshine Beach.

“We’re asking anyone who may have witnessed this attack, or anyone who may know the dog’s owner, to contact Council on 5329 6500,” Mr Amson said.


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