Hero dog praised for bravery


A dog has been labelled a hero as it dove in front of a pram to protect a baby from two other dogs.

On Sunday, May 21 a 27-year-old man from Penrith was walking along Evan Street with his wife, who was pushing a pram with their baby in it, and their pet staffy on a leash.

As they were walking, two dogs ran out of a yard towards the family.

The family dog on the leash then placed itself between the pram and the running dogs, protecting the young child.

As a result, the dog suffered lacerations to its ear, leg and shoulder.

The two dogs then ran back into the house they came from.

Police were called and a 62-year-old man from Penrith was issued an infringement for ‘owner of an attacking dog’.

Emily Newton

Emily Newton is the Weekender’s police and political reporter. Emily is also the Weekender’s Senior Journalist.