Celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge has claimed his two pets were left for dead when “three 40kg dogs” from a nearby property savagely attacked them outside his Sydney home.
The My Kitchen Rules star detailed the ordeal in a lengthy Facebook post on Monday where he said it took five adults to pull the dogs off his Dalmatian and Shitzu terrier.
“The dogs proceeded to hold down [my dogs] and all three attacked, biting, ripping!” Fassnidge said.
He said his dogs were left “to die in the gutter”.
He shared images of his Dalmatian Ellie and Shitzu terrier Brann receiving veterinary treatment for severe bite wounds.
Fassnidge said it wasn’t the first time the three dogs had been involved in an attack and laid blame on their owner.
“Dogs are not born killers, it’s how they are brought up,” he wrote.
Fassnidge called on Randwick City Council to take action to ensure the safety of the community and his young children.
A Randwick City Council spokesperson responded to Fassnidge’s post saying an investigation is underway.
“We're really sorry to hear this awful news,” they wrote.
“The Ranger that you spoke to last night is currently investigating this attack and we will be in contact with you throughout the process.
“We hope your dogs are recovering well.”
Fassnidge said he also suffered injuries to his leg and back during the attack.
A Randwick City Council spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia the Fassnidge family are assisting with their investigations into the incident but were unable to comment further on the matter.
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