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Whitianga dog attack owner comes forward

Whitianga dog attack owner comes forward

The owner of the dog that bit a man at the Whitianga skateboard park has come forward and is fully cooperating with our Compliance Officers.

The victim was visiting the Whitianga skate park with his partner and two small children on Saturday 14 June when he was bitten on the leg by a large tan dog and required medical attention for the bite

We released information about the attack yesterday requesting information. The owner heard the report on Newstalk ZB, then read it on social media and came forward immediately.

The owner lives in Whitianga, has admitted the attack occurred and has accepted responsibility for what happened. The dog was registered and is a dark tan, Neapolitan mastiff cross.

We appreciate the help from the media and those who shared the information on Facebook and Twitter.

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