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Any dog can be involved in an attack, not just big dogs and there is always a “first time” for everything but by then it’s usually too late. Please be aware of your animal’s actions.
A dog can be declared dangerous for a number of reasons.
A dog can be declared dangerous if the dog has caused the death of or serious injury to a person or animal by biting or attacked that person or animal.
A dog can be declared menacing if the dog the dog rushed at or chased a person, or the dog bites any person or animal causing injury to that person or animal that is not in the nature of a serious injury.
A person must not keep a restricted breed dog.
Report an incident
If you have been a victim of a dog attack immediately contact Council's Local Laws officer on (03) 5559 4806.
Warrnambool City Council
Phone: (03) 5559 4800
Fax: (03) 5559 4900