If you have an encounter with a dog that is aggressive, or attacks/ harasses, it’s important to report the incident, so the City of Port Adelaide Enfield can help manage any dogs which may represent a risk to the community and other animals.
The first thing to do is consider the safety of yourself, your animal or anyone else involved. If needed, please seek medical or veterinary attention immediately after a dog attack.
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield offers assistance to dog attacks/ harassments 7 days a week 24 hours a day if occurring now. When safe to do so report the incident to us on 8405 6600.
To assist the investigating Community Safety Officer, please keep your own notes detailing:
You should also keep copies of any medical documents, vet reports or doctor’s bills as evidence.
Section 44(2) of the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 makes it an offence for a dog to attack, harass or chase a person, animal or bird owned by a person, whether or not actual injury is caused.