The Hills Council is looking for the owner of two dogs which viciously attacked a woman in Kellyville last Monday, March 24.
A council spokesman said the woman was jogging around the Bernie Mullane Reserve near York Road and Kellyville High School around 6.30am when the two dogs, both on leashes, attacked the woman’s face.
The owner of the dogs, which appeared to be brown Dobermans, pulled them back and helped the woman to the main entrance of the reserve, but left without helping further.
The man was described as being around 180cm tall, of an average build, with collar-length hair, wearing grey shorts.
The victim required emergency plastic surgery, 15 stitches to her right eye and three stitches to her chin as a result of the attack.
"The owner faces the possibility of having the dogs declared dangerous ... in serious cases, the council can seek a destruction order"
The council’s manager of community safety and compliance, Charles Meader, said council would do everything possible to find the dogs.
"The dogs were on-leash but it appears the owner of the dogs couldn’t control them," Mr Meader said.
"People shouldn’t take dogs out in public if they are not confident they will be able to restrain them at all times."
Mr Meader said dog owners could face fines between $11,000 and $77,000 or up to five years imprisonment.
"The owner faces the possibility of having the dogs declared dangerous, in which case stringent control requirements come into force, such as de-sexing, keeping the animal in child-proof enclosures, muzzling and no transfer of ownership," he said.
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"In serious cases, the council can seek a destruction order through the courts."
Last August, council also sought information after a woman was attacked by a German Shepherd dog at Castle Hill Showground, leaving her with deep wounds on her left hand which required surgery.
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The owner of the German Shepherd dog was never found.
■ Anyone with any information about this latest incident is urged to contact council on 9843 0555.