Reporting dog attacks.

Attack in Progress

  • If you are witnessing a dog attack currently in process, please contact the City on 1300 4 CANNING (1300 422 664) to report your request.  You can call this number 24-hours a day for urgent / high priority assistance. 
  • This will allow an officer to respond with the highest priority.


  • The city will investigate incidents relating to an animal attack of a person or domestic animal.
  • If a dog is displaying aggressive behaviour (bailing up, rushing and/or you are concerned for your safety), Council can investigate.

Type of Animal

  • The City can investigate dog attacks only.
  • If a cat or livestock, the City may be able to investigate as a wandering animal.  Please contact the City on 1300 422 664 to discuss. 
  • If attacked by wildlife, refer to Wildcare on 9474 9055.

Request to investigate dog attack

  • To request an investigation into a dog attack, please report below.
  • An officer will take action within the next 48 hours.
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