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Rottweiler injures mother and daughter (updated)

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Two women attacked by a Rottweiler on Sunday as they tried to help their neighbour restrain it remain in hospital, police said on Monday.

According to the husband of the 59-year-old woman, injured along with their 26-year-old daughter, the attack happened at lunchtime on Sunday. He reported it to the police in Ekali at around 1.30pm.

Head of Limassol CID Lefteris Kyriakou said that police investigations include members of the veterinary service and they are looking into possible offences in relation to the guarding and housing the dog.

The two women had attempted to help their neighbour when they were attacked and bitten by the dog. They were both injured and taken to Limassol hospital where they have been kept in for treatment. They were reportedly seriously injured although they are not in a critical condition.

Meanwhile head of the Animal Party Kyriacos Kyriacou questioned if the dog was registered and whether it was wearing a leash. He also questioned why the neighbours went to help if they didn’t know about dogs and why they didn’t call someone who did.

He said the penalties allowed for by the law should be imposed on the owner if they are shown to have not followed the law.

 

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