Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 09 Hansard (Wednesday, 22 August 2018) . . Page.. 3491 ..
Jakk ended up losing a huge chunk of skin to the inside and outside of his back-right leg and you could see straight through his legs because all the muscle had also died. He also has a small hole in his left leg to where all the skin had died.
Still every 3 or so days check-up to the vet all the skin has finished dying and now he has large open wounds to his back legs but he is getting around on 3 legs and he is a happier dog. Jack had his 3rd surgery on the 24th to have skin flaps placed over the wounds and the smaller one stitched together. His wounds are looking good and he is becoming the beautiful dog he once was again. He is due to get the stitches out … and shouldn’t need any further surgeries as long as the wounds heal.
From the day we moved into the home the dogs barked and growled constantly at either jack or us being outside and it was only a matter of time before someone/thing got hurt, I’m just glad that it was not my children playing outside on that day.
MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (6.26): Continuing on from Ms Lawder:
I have since found out that the neighbours had 3 dogs outside and 1 inside. The 3 outside were not de-sexed or registered or microchipped. They also had no food or water and the living conditions were extremely poor. The dogs barked constantly and the neighbours never did anything to stop them the 3 dogs always fought amongst themselves attacking even each other.
The 3 outside dogs were seized on the day of attacked but they still have the 1 inside in their possession.
One of the children have come over (3 days after) since the attack to apologise (but nothing from the parent) …. We are thousands of dollars out of pocket and now are going to try and ask for compensation.
We have been told that jakks injuries and attack is one of the worst they have ever seen and jakk is very lucky to be alive. Luckily, He has not changed mentally and is still our beautiful loving family dog.
Unfortunately, jakk will never have full use of his back-right leg again as it was damaged so severely and this makes us upset as jakks favourite thing to do is jump and run for his balls but we are very happy he is still with us as most dogs would not have survived this attack.
I hope the neighbours will be prosecuted to the full extent and do not receive these dogs back. They were negligent towards their pets and by doing so they turned vicious and I feel if they followed the rules this could have been prevented.
We are still waiting to hear from animal services of the outcome.