Four people have been hospitalized after a frightening dog attack took place in Morayfield, Queensland. The incident occurred on Grothe Street at around 11 am on Thursday. A 31-year-old man suffered a severe open wound on his forearm and was given immediate medical attention by paramedics before being transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Presently, he remains in a stable condition. An additional victim, a 41-year-old woman, sustained puncture wounds and abrasions in the same attack and was taken to Caboolture Hospital for treatment.
In addition to the first two victims, a 25-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were both also admitted to Caboolture Hospital due to abrasions resulting from the incident. Reports indicate that all four individuals are currently in stable conditions. The dog involved in the attack was identified as a Staffy-cross mixed breed, which is commonly chosen as a family pet.
Following the attack, local animal control officers from Moreton Bay Council seized the dog. It is expected that the animal will be taken to a pound for further investigation. Moreton Bay Council has stressed its "zero tolerance" policy towards dangerous dogs and the importance of responsible pet ownership within the community.
While the dog responsible for the attack is not known to the council, their spokesperson expressed sympathy for those affected by the incident. The council promotes the safety and well-being of the community through education on responsible pet ownership.
As investigations continue into this distressing event, our thoughts are with the victims of the dog attack and their families. It is crucial for owners to prioritize the training and monitoring of their pets in order to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.