Two young children have been left bleeding after separate dog attacks in Lavington.
It comes as Albury Council reports a spike in dog attacks with ten incidents in six weeks.
The girl was bitten on the hand while the young boy, who was riding his bike, suffered a wound to the leg.
Mayor Kevin Mack said most recent attacks took place when dogs were off-leash and not controlled by owners.
“A dog attack is always alarming, whether it’s on a person or another animal,” Cr Mack said. “It’s the responsibility of owners to ensure their pets are safely controlled in public and failure to manage your dog can lead to significant penalties.”
A owner was fined $550 after their dog bit a young boy on the leg while he was riding his bike in Lavington.
“Our rangers are out there working to keep the community safe from dangerous animals but the rangers can’t be everywhere so we’re asking owners to follow the rules,” Cr Mack said.
He said people should contact the council if they had information about attacks or problems with animals.
In July, council revealed German Shepherds, Staffys and Jack Russell Terriers were the breeds most responsible for attacks.