Dog Incident on Seabrook Rd Property
COUNCIL STATEMENT CONCERNING RECENT INCIDENT INVOLVING A DOG “The Council was informed of an incident involving an alleged dog attack at a Seabrook Road property on Monday morning and subsequent investigation established that a dog attack did occur causing serious injury to a person. The Council has acted in accordance with its legal obligations under the Dog Control Act 2000 (s29) to declare the dog to be a dangerous dog, and it has been detained by the Council until such time as the requirements of the declaration have been complied with. These include housing the dog in a prescribed enclosure and the erection of suitable warning signage at the entrances to the premises. Under the Dog Control Act 2000, the Council cannot release a dangerous dog to its owner until these requirements have been satisfied. In relation to the dogs health, Council advises that it has been assessed and treated by a veterinary surgeon and is currently receiving appropriate ongoing prescribed treatment. This will continue while the dog is held by the Council. The circumstances surrounding the incident are the subject of an ongoing Police investigation and as such, the Council will not be providing any further comment”.