FATAL ATTACK: Pet dog Cougar (pictured) was mauled to death by two dogs now due to be put down.
FATAL ATTACK: Pet dog Cougar (pictured) was mauled to death by two dogs now due to be put down. Contributed

Dogs responsible for vicious, fatal attack to be destroyed

A DESTRUCTION order has been issued for two domestic dogs responsible for attacking and killing two beloved family pets in Taabinga.

Bella and Cougar, pure bred kelpie cattle dogs, were both viciously and fatally mauled in their owner's back yard earlier this month on February 9 and 10.

Owners Sylvia and John Evans said the attacks were "brutal" and they were left heartbroken.

"I'll never get it out of my head," Sylvia said.

The two dogs responsible for the attacks were seized from their owner's home on Toomeys Rd, Taabinga, late last week.

A spokeswoman for the South Burnett Regional Council said the dogs were too dangerous to leave at home and action needed to be taken.

"Given the serious nature of the fatal dog attacks, council believes this is an unacceptable risk to the public," the spokeswoman said.

She said the council was worried the dogs might attack again should they be left at home.

"(There's) concern over whether the animals can be securely contained and prevented from wandering," she said.

The council said a destruction order was issued for both dogs but they were currently detained subject to the outcome of an appeal against the order.

When the bull mastiff cross and American pit bull terrier were seized from their Taabinga owner's home on Thursday last week, police were asked to support council staff in removing the dogs.

Police also described the dogs as "extremely vicious and aggressive" when they were removed.

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