A goat owner is fighting for her baby goat in the face of a serious injury after she was bitten by a young female dog in New South Wales.
Key points:A female dog bit the young goat’s face, causing it to bleed, leaving the child with a scratch on her neck and neck, police sayThe girl was treated at a vet for injuries to her face and neckThe woman’s father was driving her home from work and she called the policeWhen the goat owner heard the woman had been bitten, she called 911 to report the attack.
The young goat was rushed to a vet at the scene where it was treated for bite wounds to its face and a punctured lung, police said.
The owner, who does not want to be named, said the dog’s owner, a woman in her early 20s, had been driving her goat to a feedlot when the young dog attacked it.
She said she was able to catch the goat as it ran from the area but the dog was still running towards her.
“She ran in front of me and I was on my way home when she bit my neck, I was bleeding so badly, she bit me on my neck,” she said.
“It’s really scary, you don’t know what you’re going to get.”
The woman is very, very scared.
“The woman said the animal was aggressive and the dog came out of the bush at night and started barking and chasing after her.
She called the dog owner to the vet, who said it had a history of aggressive behaviour towards young goats.”
I didn’t know if the dog would bite my goat or not, but it did, so I grabbed the goat and ran away from there,” she told the ABC.
Police were called and took the goat to the scene.
Police said the goat had been “tied” up by its owner to prevent her from escaping.
The woman, who did not want her name published, said she could not be more grateful to the veterinary team.”
Thank you so much, it’s been really difficult, it is really scary,” she added.”
That’s why I wanted to take her to the vets.
“We were doing a check on her face but she was still breathing.
She’s now out of hospital.”
Topics:animal-attacks,human-interest,police,crime,dentists-and-surgeons,animal-behaviour,southern-australiaFirst posted November 15, 2018 13:51:47Contact Lisa MolloyMore stories from New South and Northern Territory