Dog attack in Cabramatta

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a dog attack that left one dog dead and another with serious injuries in Cabramatta yesterday.

About 4.30pm, police were called to the Cumberland Highway by passing motorists who witnessed two Pit bull Terrier dogs attacking a smaller Maltese silky Terrier.

Information received at the scene lead police to believe one of the Pit Bull’s was hit by a car and died as a result, while the second Pit Bull was held by a man who had stopped to assist.

A police officer was bitten on the hand by the Silky Terrier who had run under a parked car to escape further attack from the Pit Bulls.

Officers managed to retrieve the Silky Terrier and took it to the local vet where it was treated for puncture wounds to its head and stomach.

Both Pit Bulls were returned to their owner where it was established the dogs had managed to escape through a side fence.

The owner of the Silky Terrier is not known.

Investigating officers are now liaising with Fairfield Council in relation to possible action against the owner of the Pit Bulls.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.