The apparent owner of a dog that attacked a woman at Greenwell Point last week left the victim with a false name and a broken wrist.
Last Friday morning, dog attack victim Kylie Thorpe was walking her dog when an unleashed dog came charging towards her from Gordon Ravell Park.
“It came at me a million miles an hour,” she said
“It latched onto my hand, and tried to put me on the ground.
“My dog ran away, it just kept coming for my dog, my dog was yelping and I was screaming, ‘Get a hold of this dog’.”
The owner managed to control her dog.
She called for “Buster”, and the dog stopped attacking Mrs Thorpe’s dog.
Mrs Thorpe was on the ground, nursing a broken wrist, bleeding due to three puncture marks, and begged the owner to provide a name, that later proved to be false.
A neighbour noticed Mrs Thorpe was distressed, and treated her for shock, and called an ambulance.
The next day she went into surgery at Wollongong Hospital, and she was released from hospital on Sunday.
For a week, Mrs Thorpe has been trying to identify the owner to no avail, via the police and social media.
She has appealed to the local community to provide any information they might have to police.
According to Mrs Thorpe the owner was aged 25-30, had long black hair, and a thin build, and was accompanied by a man in a white hoodie in his late teens.
The dog appeared to be a staffy cross bulldog, of medium build, with a light brown, brindle coloured back, and white markings on its nose and chest.