Kathleen's new dog Miffy.
Kathleen's new dog Miffy. John McCutcheon

New dog brings smile to owner’s face after attack at Buddina park

AFTER her companion was killed two weeks ago in a dog attack metres from her home, a 90-year-old Buddina woman has found a reason to smile.

A new four-legged friend has been welcomed into her home, after being adopted from the Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge at Sippy Downs.

Miffy is settling in, and owner Kathleen said even though her beloved silky terrier Bear could never be replaced, it was nice hearing the pitter-patter of the four paws in her home.

"My son in law put in on their computer and at Sippy Downs she came up, we went and picked her up," Kathleen said.

"I thought she was lovely.

"We were in the car and she slept on my lap the whole way home.

"I've taken her for a walk, but just around the block here... we don't go out on the road now because of what happened."

Kathleen's eight-year-old dog Bear died two weeks ago from injuries after two black dogs attacked him while being walked at Kensington Park in Buddina.

Kathleen said she had to put Bear in her walker to bring him home before he was taken to the vet where he died from a heart attack.

"He didn't have a chance," Kathleen said with a heavy heart.

"They didn't have any leads, they just came to the gate, saw Bear and went for the kill."

The dogs have not been located, and her neighbour Judy said they were "utterly devastated" by the attack, but the new addition of Miffy was bringing much joy.

"It was actually Bear that bought us together," Judy said of how her and Kathleen crossed paths.

"I walked past the yard and saw Kathleen walking Bear, and I asked if I could take him for a walk some day.

"He was a lovely little thing, but Miffy is settling in well.

"She's already following Kathleen around, and she's barking at strangers."


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