Aussie turkey owner dies after fence slat attack
A wooden slat was used to attack a wooden fence outside the home of a Christian Slater Young owner in Melbourne’s north-west, killing the family dog, a source has told the ABC.
Mr Slater was rushed to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital after the attack at his home in the Northcote neighbourhood of Melbourne on Thursday.
The neighbour told the Australian Financial Press that the dog, named Christian, was attacked from behind, and that Mr Slater tried to rescue it from the fence before the slats penetrated the wooden slab.
It’s not clear how the slab came into the home, but the neighbour told News Corp he believes the slab was dropped in by Mr Slater, who lives on a small piece of land on his property.
“We had heard some loud noises,” the neighbour said.
A passerby heard the commotion and saw the dog’s owner struggling to get back to his property, the neighbour added.
Police said the owner of the slat, who was not named, was not injured in the attack, and the animal had been “rescued”.
Mr Slater’s family has since moved to a different home, and his neighbours have started a Facebook page for support.
Neighbour Peter Wills said he had been living in the area for about 10 years.
He said he hoped the owner’s dog would be OK.
Topics:attack,animal-attacks,relatives,law-crime-and-justice,melbourne-3000,vic,australiaFirst posted March 30, 2020 09:41:02Contact Adam HuttonMore stories from Victoria