A dangerous German Shepherd has been banned from the South West city of Busselton attacked and killed another dog in June.
Busselton woman Katherine Colreavy was pleaded guilty in the Busselton Magistrateâ€™s Court on Tuesday to offences under the dog act and was fined $500 after a dog she was looking after attacked her neighbourâ€™s terrier.
The City of Busselton said in a statement that the terrier had died shortly after the attack.
"Witnesses reported that although the German Shepherd was being held on a leash at the time, it lunged at the terrier and shook it violently before Ms Colreavy was able to pry open its jaws to release it," a spokeswoman said.
The German Shepherd called "Magnum" has now been declared a dangerous dog and would have to wear a distinctive fluorescent collar and be kept in a child proof enclosure.The City of Busselton said it had now refused to accept a registration for the animal and it had been removed from the Cityâ€™s boundary. It had gone to an animal behaviourist to be assessed for rehoming.
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