Perth dog Meka dies after viscous dog attack in Westminster backyard

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A Perth pet owner is “absolutely devastated” after finding her beloved boxer lying in a pool of blood after a vicious dog attack.

Two large dogs, one tan and the other with dark fur, are believed to be responsible for the attack, which Kerri Graham said killed her six-year-old dog, Meka.

Mrs Graham’s second boxer, Indi, managed to hide inside the house but is now without it’s mate.

Meka was taken to the vet but later died.
Camera IconMeka was taken to the vet but later died.Picture: Supplied

The attack is thought to have taken place on Shelbred Way between 11am and 1pm on Tuesday, while Mrs Graham was at work. She came home about 5.30pm to find the boxer lying in a pool of it’s own blood on the bathroom floor.

“I was horrified. I thought perhaps she was hit by a car,” she said.

The dog was rushed to the vet, where Mrs Graham was told a car would not have caused the puncture wounds Meka sustained.

The boxer also had broken ribs, a punctured lung and deep scratches on her body. She later died at the vet clinic.

Mrs Graham’s son Dale Hawkins said neighbours witnessed two dogs attacking the boxer through a metal-framed gate with wooden slats, which collapsed under the force of the dogs. The dogs dragged Meka out of the backyard by her left leg, leaving deep gashes, Mrs Graham said.

“Meka was bitten from head to toe. They crushed her chest cavity, that’s a pretty horrific way to go I would think,” Mr Hawkins said.

Mrs Graham said she was having trouble coming to terms with what happened, given her dogs were meant to be safe in their own home.

“It’s not fair when they were in their own backyard. She wasn’t at the park or the beach. She had no chance to fight back with two big dogs,” she said.

“I feel completely useless. I can’t even protect my own dogs when they’re in their own yard.

“They should be safe. People shouldn’t let their dogs roam the streets.

Meka with her buddy Indi.
Camera IconMeka with her buddy Indi.Picture: Supplied

“I feel scared to bring Indi home (from Dale’s house) — what if she’s not safe on her own.”

Mr Hawkins said he was angry and worried about the potential danger the rogue dogs posed to other people.

“You do everything you can to keep your own dogs inside but then someone else’s dogs can come along and do this,” he said.

“I have a one-year-old daughter who sometimes plays on the front lawn. What if it was her?

“We’re not after payback but want to warn people to stop it from happening again.”

Mrs Graham and her husband are in the process of installing CCTV, in case the dogs return.

City of Stirling rangers attended and it is believed a report is being filed.





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