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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 9 Hansard (23 August) . . Page.. 3589 ..


(7) The owner of the dog was advised that an investigation was underway at the time of the seizure of the dog. Further communication with the owner is taking place as part of the investigation.

Domestic animal services—dogs (Question No 1578)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 3 August 2018:

(1) Was the owner of the attacking dog identified in relation to an attack on 18 June 2018 on another dog who was injured and subsequently put down.

(2) Was the attacking dog seized or held by Domestic Animal Services (DAS).

(3) Had the attacking dog come to the attention of, or been reported to DAS previously; if so what action had previously been taken by DAS against the (a) owners and (b) dog.

(4) What has now happened or is happening to the attacking dog.

(5) Was the attacking dog (a) registered, (b) desexed and/or (c) microchipped.

(6) What action has DAS taken or is intending to take against the owner of the attacking dog.

(7) When and what advice has been provided to the owners of the dog who was attacked.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes.

(2) Yes, the dog was seized.

(3) No.

(4) The dog remains in the care of DAS while an investigation is conducted.

(5) (a) Yes (b) No (c) Yes

(6) This incident is currently being investigated and further action will be taken pending the outcomes of the investigation.

(7) Investigators initially contacted all parties involved in this case and advised them of the investigation process. Investigators have continued to update those involved, including the owners of the dog that was attacked, with the most recent contact being 3 August 2018.

Domestic animal services—dogs (Question No 1581)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 3 August 2018:


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