Elderly woman hospitalised after dog attack at Geraldton beach

Geraldton Guardian
File image only. This is not representative of the dog involved in the attack.
Camera IconFile image only. This is not representative of the dog involved in the attack. Credit: Supplied, Yuriy Green/Getty Images

Geraldton rangers are appealing for information from witnesses of a dog attack that left an elderly woman hospitalised this morning.

The woman was attacked at Sunset Beach about 7.25am, according to the City of Greater Geraldton.

The extent of her injuries are unclear at this stage.

City of Greater Geraldton chief executive Ross McKim said the dog had been impounded and the attack was being investigated.

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“This is a timely reminder to all dog owners to ensure they exercise responsible dog ownership,” he said.

“Given the current health crisis, there are a lot more people out and about, getting their exercise and walking their dogs.

“We thank those people who are practising social distancing and cooperating with current restrictions.

“But there has been a recent increase in dog attacks, so please make sure your dog is secure properly in your yard or on a leash if you are out walking it — I cannot stress this enough.”

Mr McKim urged anyone who saw the attack to contact City rangers on 9956 6600.

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