Shocking footage shows two dogs attacking young mom with 8-month-old son and her pet labradoodle

Shocking footage shows two dogs attacking young mom with 8-month-old son and her pet labradoodle
Two dogs attacked a woman, her infant son, and her dog (Screenshot/9news video)

PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Two roaming dogs severely mauled an eight-month-old baby named Leo and a pet labradoodle named Kiki on a suburban street. On Monday morning, Nicole Filar was strolling down a quiet street with her infant son strapped to her chest in Perth when a bull mastiff and Staffordshire terrier approached. The two dogs first tried to jump up and eat the infant before focusing on her terrified pet Kiki. With her kid suffering from scratches and her dog suffering from trauma, bystanders rushed to aid the young mother in fending off the dogs.

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'It's obviously your child that you try and protect. But it was just horrendous to have to be in that position with the two of them,' Filar told Nine. The attack on Beatrice Street in Doubleview, which was captured on security camera, is currently being investigated by the City of Stirling. Neighbors were upset by the dogs' presence. The two dogs can be seen leaping up in the video, trying to get Leo the infant, before one of them jumps on top of Kiki and begins biting at her neck.

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The labradoodle makes numerous attempts to escape the dog's grasp, but it persists and eventually tackles her into the hedges. Before blocking the mother from the nasty dogs, two bystanders step in and try to throw the wild brown dog off Kiki. The mother said, "They started circling us and then all of a sudden one of the dogs is jumping up at my son, who's in the carrier attached to me, and then the other dog has pinned my dog to the ground." She added, "And I just started screaming for help and becoming hysterical because I couldn't help either of them." Leo eventually receives scrapes to his face as the dogs flee. Filar says she's grateful that things didn't get worse.

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The owner of the Staffordshire terrier and bull mastiff expressed her sincere regret for the attack and explained that her grandchild had left them in her care since she was unable to adequately care for them. "The dogs have not been trained properly, they don't get walked," owner Glorida Fryer said. "I can't do it, I can't walk." In the City of Stirling, dog attack offenses are punishable by fines of up to $10,000, which increase to $20,000 if the dog is dangerous.

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