Woman mauled to death in horror dog attack at Perth boarding kennel

UPDATE: A WOMAN in her 50s has tragically died after being mauled by a dog on a property in Perth’s south.

The horrific scenes unfolded at a boarding kennel for dogs in the residential suburb of Southern River on Tuesday.

It’s understood the woman was walking a number of dogs on the Terrier Place property, also known as Barko’s Boarding and Rescue, when one of them turned on her around 1.30pm.


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Sadly, the woman suffered multiple life-threatening wounds and could not be saved. She was declared deceased at the scene by St. John’s Ambulance officers.

“The crew could not approach the patient until the dog had been controlled,” St John Ambulance spokesman Dennis Bertoldo told Seven West Media.

A City of Gosnells spokesperson confirmed two adult male dogs – a bull mastiff and a Staffordshire bull terrier – have been seized and are being held by council rangers at the request of police.

It’s understood one of the dogs – believed to be the mastiff – attacked the woman, while the bull terrier became aggressive and prevented ambulance officers from reaching her body.

“The dogs are microchipped and registered to the owner of the property,” Council said in a statement. “No previous complaints have been made to the city about these dogs.”

It’s understood Council will wait for the police investigation to conclude before deciding the fate of the animals.

WA Police said the woman’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

A report is being prepared for the Coroner.

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