“KoKo Savaged” Post Newpaper Report by Llyod Gorman and Paul McGovern

Post KoKo Injury Article Photo_edited-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Potter and her beloved Maltese Shih-Tsu at home this week. Photo: Paul McGovern

INSET: KoKo shows the damage after the attack. Photo: Helen Potter

“KoKo Savaged”

By LLOYDGORMAN

Subiaco Post Newspaper

Eight-year-old Maltese Shih-tsu  KoKo may have saved his Subiaco owner from a frightening attack by an German
Shepherd.

Helen Potter was walking her pint-sized pet past Richard Diggins pocket park near her Townshend Road home three
weeks ago when the dog rushed out from under a bush in the dark.

“KoKo and I play in the park every day” Helen said. “It’s one of our favourite spots”.

“KoKo was on lead, sitting by my foot while I chatted with a neighbour who was resting on the bench with
his shopping.

“Two dogs ran out from under the bushes. One of them bounded past but the Alsatian leapt at me. I screamed in fear.

“At the last moment the Alsation saw KoKo, twisted in the air and grabbed him instead.

“After the dog threw him around like a football, KoKo escaped screaming down the street and tried to hide under a car. But the dog
chased him and mauled him a second time.”

Oh, My Back is so sore and bruised. You can see the nasty dog's teeth marks. He shook me as if he was killing a rat. I am very lucky that I survived. I think Mum's love for me provided me with the energy to recover

Oh, My Back is so sore and bruised. You can see the nasty dog’s teeth marks. He shook me as if he was killing a rat. I am very lucky that I survived. I think Mum’s love for me provided me with the energy to recover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen said her neighbour threw his shopping bags at the dog to try to fend off the attack,

which was unprovoked and extremely vicious.

I worry for the children in the park should this dog escape from his home again.

Helen Potter (KoKo’s “Mum”)

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