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Grandmother mauled for putting bins out

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A woman mauled by her neighbour’s two pit bulls out the front of her suburban home says it was fortunate there were no children around at the time of the attack.

Diana, 76, was putting the bins out when the dogs pounced.

Some of the bites were so deep they were down to the bone.

“What would have happened to a child? They would have torn a child to pieces,” she said.

Luckily for the Palmyra grandmother two neighbours heard her screams for help and ran straight over, but in doing so were attacked as well.

While the wounds they sustained that day have healed the ongoing fear and trauma remains.

The situation has been made worse with the return of the two dangerous dogs to the neighbouring property.

Dana said she wanted to know why they were not put down.

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Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley said a destruction order put forth by the City of of Melville had been authorised by a magistrate, but later revoked.

“The outcome (means) the dogs were returned to the owners following modifications to the owner’s house,” Ms O’Malley said.

For Diana, it’s not enough. She wants the law changed.

“Take your dog to be retrained or if they’ve attacked somebody they should not be in your possession. They should be put down,” she said.

This article originally appeared on PerthNow.

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