2 Apr 2013

Attack blamed on failure to neuter dogs

4:34 pm on 2 April 2013

Auckland Council says the fatal mauling of a woman by two dogs is a tragic consequence of the failure to desex male dogs.

Chloe Mathewson died from injuries sustained when she was attacked by two large dogs as she left a property at Redvale on the North Shore on Friday.

The council's animal management team leader, Warwick Robertson, says a group of male dogs that have not been desexed is a recipe for disaster as they are more aggressive.

He says the tragic atttack sends a strong message.

The animals have been put down.