Dog attacks and harassment
Dog owners are responsible for their dogs’ actions including any damage and stress caused to people, other animals and property. Dog attacks, harassment and unwanted chasing is an offence under the Dog & Cat Management Act 1995.
What to do if a dog attack or harassment happens
If you've witnessed or been involved in a dog attack or dog harassment, please get in touch with us on 8563 8444 and provide us with the following information if possible:
- date, time, and location
- description of dog; breed, colour, sex, markings, collar, id
- description of owner; male, female, age, hair colour
- description of any injuries to yourself, others or another animal
- any conversations that may have taken place.
Investigation of some cases may also require the supply of documentation such as doctor certificates, vet certificates, or bills.