Wollongong's serious dog attacks jump 85 per cent

Kate McIlwain
January 12 2017 - 5:30pm
Serious dog attacks jump 85 per cent
Serious dog attacks jump 85 per cent

The number of dog attacks in Wollongong has continued to drop in recent years, but according to the latest figures, serious attacks on people – where injuries needed medical treatment or hospitalisation – have gone up 85 per cent in one year. 

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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