Media update: Otahuhu dog
Attribution: Auckland Council
Council is investigating the dog attack on four-year old
Shepherd Mea on Saturday. The dog, a bull mastiff cross, had
been staying with the family for only a short time.
dog is registered to another person and that owner is
required to formally surrender the dog in order for it to be
euthanized. If the owner does not do so, we can seek a court
order requiring the dog to be surrendered.
The dog is
currently being held at our animal shelter.
The council is
unable to comment further at this
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