VANESSA Geange can’t thank her community enough for stepping in to protect her dogs during a recent attack.
She received a phone call at work from a neighbour telling her she should come home quickly.
She arrived at her Bomaderry house to find two police cars, two council ranger cars and a number of neighbours using bats and pieces of wood to separate the dogs.
Two pitbulls that were roaming in Bomaderry had entered the rear yard of Ms Geange’s property and attacked her great Dane and her cattle dog.
“There were people trying protect my dogs,” Ms Geange said.
“I was told my cattle cross terrier Jack was hurt. He was on my neighbour’s porch; they were trying to protect him from one of the other dogs.”
At one point the police used pepper spray on the dogs, but once the owner of the pitbulls was located she controlled the dogs and put them into the council ranger van.
The pitbulls were later put down.
Mrs Geange’s cattle dog was also euthanised as a result of extensive injuries. The great Dane was taken to the vet for treatment.
“It was a horrible attack,” Ms Geange said.
“I thank those people I don’t even know who put their lives at risk.
“I thought it was amazing what the people did, they rallied together to help my dogs and me.
“Then one of my neighbours told me the co-op where I buy my dog food was running a raffle to help me with my vet bills.
“I was overwhelmed they had done that. I was really touched,” she said.