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Rocky woman bitten in the face by dog

A GRACEMERE woman suffered serious facial injuries after being attacked by two dogs, believed to be Rottweilers.

The woman, 39, was attacked on Cowan St about 6.30am on Wednesday.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the woman was taken to Rockhampton Hospital with injuries to her face and puncture wounds on her leg.

The incident occurred a few hours before another woman, aged in her 60s, was bitten on the leg in Ford St, North Rockhampton, about 9.45am.

In this incident, the woman suffered leg injuries and ambulance officers treated her at the scene.

The Morning Bulletin understands the victim in the Gracemere attack underwent facial surgery on Wednesday afternoon.

Rockhampton Regional Council said neither attack had been reported to them.

Council's CEO Evan Pardon has urged people to let them know when attacks took place.

"This will allow council officers to effectively and promptly investigate the matter and take appropriate actions to ensure community safety," he said.

So far this year, the council has received 211 reports of dog attacks.

"All alleged reports have been, or are in the process of being investigated," Mr Pardon said.

"This number is not a representative of actual dog attacks, as it may include reports of people who feel afraid or threatened by a dog but may not have been physically harmed.

"Wandering animals have a negative impact on the community, who have the right to walk in public places without fear of being attacked."

There are 621 registered Rottweilers in the Rockhampton region.

Topics:  dog attack, rockhampton hospital



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