38% drop in serious dog incidents

38% drop in serious dog incidents

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Over the last three years there has been a 38% drop in serious dog incidents (ie dog attacks, dogs rushing or threatening) from 149 in 2009 to 92 in 2012.

Council’s regulatory services manager Jim Single says the Council has an attitude of zero tolerance towards dangerous dogs.

Council has successfully prosecuted several owners with dangerous dogs, with their punishments ranging from fines to community service to jail time in one case.

And the latest figures up to April showed the trend continuing as the drop in serious incidents was near 50%.

  2008/2009 2009/2010
Dog Attacks 83 57
Dog Rushing/Threatening 66 72
Total 149 129

 

  2009/2010 2010/2011
Dog Attacks 57 50
Dog Rushing/Threatening 72 46
Total 129 96

 

  2011/2012 2012/2013
Dog Attacks 50 48
Dog Rushing/Threatening 46 44
Total 96 92