Unfortunately dog attacks are increasing. They can vary greatly in the degree of severity. You should be aware that an attack need not involve the dog actually inflicting a wound. Allowing a dog to attack or chase a person, animal or bird owned by or in charge of another person, whether or not injury occurs, may incur a penalty of $10,000. This penalty is $10,000, 12 months imprisonment or both for urging or setting a dog to attack a person, animal or bird.
If you have suffered a dog attack or if a dog has been aggressive towards you, it is advisable to contact the Shire Rangers immediately on (08) 9781 0444 and a Ranger will attend.