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This is why I always take dog attack reports with a grain of salt. The same thing happens in the USA - there was a study run on what the media reported vs. what the actual facts of dog attack fatalities were and they were wildly different. Glad you got a chance to set her straight, hopefully the story will be better seeing as you managed to speak to her.

And not just of dog attacks - more or less anything. It is very frightening. You can see someone being interviewed on television and then read the story in the paper. I sometimes wonder if it is deliberate or whether the journalist just can't read back the notes taken at the time and doesn't really care. But where there is a recording, there is no excuse. And, of course, there is sensationalism . . . . .

Recently I was referred to a specialist by my GP; the specialist sent me a copy of his report to my GP ..... my eyebrows lifted several times as I wondered at his ability when several points he noted in the letter were incorrect.

I will be very interested to see HazyWal's story as interpreted by the journalist.

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Looks good... seems to have the facts pretty right and isn't over the top or understated.

Shame Council have given a non-committed answer to the problem though...

T.

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Thanks for linking that TF.

Hmmm they have dramatised a few things but most of it's correct, my hair is looking attractive as it was blowing a gale :laugh:

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"We're playing Russian roulette here in Terrigal, with dangerous dogs not being

secured properly. Council rangers need to step up and spend less time booking

people in car parks and more time checking on these irresponsible dog owners,"

Ms Mullens said.

Amen to that.

You all look lovely. I do love a white sighthound :love:

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"We're playing Russian roulette here in Terrigal, with dangerous dogs not being

secured properly. Council rangers need to step up and spend less time booking

people in car parks and more time checking on these irresponsible dog owners,"

Ms Mullens said.

Amen to that.

You all look lovely. I do love a white sighthound :love:

That bit I did say.

I never said I was afraid of being attacked myself nor did I say they were left fighting for their lives.

Thanks HW yes Stan and Maddie scrubbed up well :) The photographer asked me to swap the two over in the sitting photo as Stan was too shiny, he kept saying he's never seen such a shiny dog.

DD I didn't expect anything more from Council...I still don't :(

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Pretty good article overall HazyWal! I've found that journos often exaggerate your comments (the whole 'fighting for their lives' thing) and sensationalise and can often mis-quote too. Seems like overall though this one went well.

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Really good newspaper article HazyWal. Well done :thumbsup: Good on you for having the guts to tell folks of your shocking ordeal. I think you & your Greys looked lovely :) Trust Stan to shine, must be all the meat pies :laugh:

As far as Gosford council are concerned. Nothing has changed with them then. I lived in the area for close to 30 year & can never remember them being anything but totally useless & undecided. Weak as you know what.

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Pretty good article overall HazyWal! I've found that journos often exaggerate your comments (the whole 'fighting for their lives' thing) and sensationalise and can often mis-quote too. Seems like overall though this one went well.

Yeah thanks Melz, I did say to the journo there are three things I do not want in this article. Do NOT make this about greyhound racing, do NOT make this about greyhound muzzling laws and FFS get the breeds right...if I see the word pitbull heads will roll :D I'm not backward in coming forward :o

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Really good newspaper article HazyWal. Well done :thumbsup: Good on you for having the guts to tell folks of your shocking ordeal. I think you & your Greys looked lovely :) Trust Stan to shine, must be all the meat pies :laugh:

As far as Gosford council are concerned. Nothing has changed with them then. I lived in the area for close to 30 year & can never remember them being anything but totally useless & undecided. Weak as you know what.

Thanks BC yes I know you as a former local understand my frustration at GCC. I just received a lovely message from the people who's grey was killed at Kariong last year just thanking me for standing up and having a go. I expect nothing to change but it certainly won't if I sat on my hands.

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DD I didn't expect anything more from Council...I still don't :(

Unfortunately it isn't just Council's - this sort of attitude exists in private enterprise too. But that is a whole different story.

As it is, I am glad that the article was as hard hitting as it was. Maybe, with your example in front of them, other people will start to speak out.

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I didn't hear about a Grey getting killed in Kariong Hazy. How terrible :( It is just happening way to often to innocent folks & their much loved dog's. Something has got to be done to protect them surely.

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Pretty good article overall HazyWal! I've found that journos often exaggerate your comments (the whole 'fighting for their lives' thing) and sensationalise and can often mis-quote too. Seems like overall though this one went well.

Yeah thanks Melz, I did say to the journo there are three things I do not want in this article. Do NOT make this about greyhound racing, do NOT make this about greyhound muzzling laws and FFS get the breeds right...if I see the word pitbull heads will roll :D I'm not backward in coming forward :o

LOL they still mis-named one of the breeds but two out of three ain't bad when it comes to journos!! Haha

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I would like to have seen the pics of their injuries in the article,so people really understand what happened, they look none the worse for wear in those.( not that I am saying you did a bad job with the article), just brutal pics may have hit home more.

People need a wake up call as to how bad it gets.

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I didn't hear about a Grey getting killed in Kariong Hazy. How terrible :( It is just happening way to often to innocent folks & their much loved dog's. Something has got to be done to protect them surely.

Yes Karen and Terry's beautiful gentle boy also called Stan was killed by a roaming dog in August while Terry was taking him for an afternoon walk. Even with the help of neighbours and passers by he died from his injuries on the road in front of his devastated dad :cry: This dog has never been caught, it is still out there...somewhere :mad

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Oh how horrific Hazy & another gorgeous Stan :(

I just can't fathom the sheer terror of an attack like that this guilty dog is still out there which makes this horror even more scary. Who's next ???? :(

What a lovely boy he was :( Please pass my sincere condolences to the tramatized family Hazy.

R.I.P. lovely Stan. Run free sweet boy....

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I'm sorry Maddie is suffering. You work so hard to convince them other dogs aren't going to kill them and then you find out the dog was right. Stan as always just looks so " groovy, babey!" What a character.

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