Baldavis, Perth: Pet dog shot dead by police after attacking family

A family is devastated after they were attacked by their adopted dog over the weekend, forcing the police to intervene.

Police shot and killed the dog of the Perth family after it threw itself in the throat of a man on Sunday.

Around 6:30 p.m., the family of three was at their home in Baldivis when the dog broke loose and grabbed Stephen Quayle by the throat.

A three-year-old blue heeler named Ace was only recently adopted by the family and underwent neutering surgery last week, Channel 9 reported.

“I tried to pull him away, it took all my strength. I pulled him out of the office and we slammed the door, then my daughter came in and he jumped on her, he grabbed her arm,” Mr Quayle’s wife Michelle told Nine.

The dog reportedly bit Quayle several times on the neck, chin and arms.

Luckily, he still had the protective cone around his neck from his recent surgery.

The family reportedly barricaded themselves in their rooms to avoid a vicious dog attack.

The police were then called to the house, and on arrival she witnessed the dog attack Mrs. Quayle’s hand as she opened the front door.

“I had to go out and rip his jaws off and then I threw the dog in front of the cop and said, ‘Just shoot him, shoot him, shoot him,'” Quayle told Nine.

The officers shot the dog twice and then a third time to put it to sleep.

“It was a bloodbath,” Quayle said.

Mrs Quayle received multiple bite wounds on one leg and her daughter received multiple bite wounds on one of her arms.

St. John’s Ambulance paramedics arrived on the scene and all three family members were taken to Rockingham General Hospital.

Originally published as ‘Bloodbath’: Perth family’s pet dog shot dead by police after attack