A new report from the Office of Local Government has revealed the number of dog attack incidents reported by all councils from January 1 to March 31.
According to the report the old Young Shire Council area had just one attack.
With 5,489 Microchipped dogs Young had one attack on a person and one attack on an animal but a total of one dog attack.
With 6,633 Microchipped dogs Parkes Council had three attacks on people ,11 attacks on animals, with a total of nine dog attacks.
For the purpose of the report a dog attack “includes any incident where a dog rushes at, attacks, bites, harasses or chases any person or animal (other than vermin), whether or not any injury is caused to the person or animal.”
Cowra Shire Council reported, three attacks on people and 12 attacks on animals, however as an incident can involve multiple people or animals the total reported dog attack incidents for Cowra was nine.
There are currently 6,730 Microchipped dogs in Cowra.
With 4,003 Microchipped dogs Forbes Council had one attack on a person, 25 attacks on animals, but a reported seven total dog attacks.
Grenfell, or Weddin Shire Council, while having 1,740 Microchipped dogs had no reported dog attacks. With 6.087 Microchipped dogs Cabonne had one attack on a person and two attacks on animals with three total attacks.
With 825 Microchipped dogs in the Boorowa area there were no attacks on people but three attacks on animals in one total incident.
Out of the 1,110 total attacks reported to councils across NSW, 519 adults and 101 children were victims, 41 people required hospitalisation, 124 required medical treatment, 144 suffered minor injuries and 205 suffered no injuries.
Five attacks contained five dogs, three attacks contained four dogs, 37 contained three dogs, 283 contained two dogs and 782 attacks involved one dog.
The top five attacking breeds were Bull Terrier (Staffordshire), American Staffordshire Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, German Shepherd Dog and Bull Terrier (Staffordshire) with an unknown cross breed.
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