Two vicious dogs that dragged a 6-year-old girl over a fence and nearly killed her are being put down
- Laquarna Chapman Palmer was mauled
- Saved by heroic uncle who thought she was dead
- The neighbor’s dog is about to be killed
The two dogs involved in a horror in Queensland have been put down.
The Logan City Council confirmed that the Mastiffs, both unregistered, were euthanized on Tuesday after leaving a six-year-old girl with significant chest and abdominal injuries.
“Following a serious dog attack in Woodridge on Monday afternoon, the Council acted under its legislative powers to seize two Bull Arab-type dogs not registered or known to the Council,” Logan City said in a statement.
‘They were taken to the council’s Animal Management Centre.
“(Tuesday) in the interests of public safety, the two dogs were quickly and humanely euthanized.”
Laquarna Chapman Palmer, six, from Woodridge, south of Brisbane, was taken to Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane on Monday afternoon, where she remains in serious condition
On Monday, Laquarna Chapman Palmer was playing in the backyard of a house in Woodridge, 15 miles south of Brisbane, when neighbors’ dogs pulled her off a fence and dragged her into a garden.
She was mauled by two of the neighbors dogs, suffered horrific abdominal, chest and shoulder injuries, and was rescued by her uncle who heard the screams.
She was playing on a fence when one of her neighbor’s dogs jumped up to her and pulled her over the fence. Two dogs then tore her apart, one dog is depicted
“She was just pulled off the fence by one of the dogs,” Laquarna’s uncle, Reece Chapman, told Channel 9’s Today.
“I just heard my mom scream in panic and finally jumped over the fence to help her and one of the dogs would attack her face.
“I threw a chair at the dog.
“To be honest, I thought she was dead, because she lay there lifeless.”
Both dogs, which were not registered, were taken by the Logan City Council and will be put down today
Laquarna was taken to hospital where she is in a serious but stable condition, while Mr Chapman was treated for a leg wound sustained in the attack.
Local authority dog handlers were later seen removing the dogs at the scene while the Council’s Animal Management team investigated the attack.
The Logan City Council said it would “continue to advocate for stronger legislation on dangerous dogs” and remained committed to a “zero-tolerance approach” to irresponsible animal ownership.
The Council is also committed to taking prompt and effective enforcement action,
through a series of actions, particularly in cases where there is evidence of repeated or serious failures in keeping animals, especially those endangering public safety.’