Local politician ‘still smiling’ despite vicious dog attack

A FORMER Gold Coast Councillor is ‘still smiling’ despite being viciously attacked by a dog.

Susie Douglas was doorknocking in Southport yesterday morning, when what’s believed to be a Bull Mastiff escaped its yard and began savaging her.

The former Division 7 representative suffered deep bites to her leg, back, buttocks and arms in the attack and was rushed to hospital.


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Ms Douglas is now recovering in Pindara Private, with her son John posting a selfie from his mum’s bedside, saying she was “still smiling even after being bitten 19 times”.

While “the dog will be laid to rest accordingly”.

Ms Douglas, a breast cancer survivor, plans to take another tilt at local politics next year, after an unsuccessful bid for Mayor in 2012.

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