Did You Know...
Australia has a canine population of about 4 million.
It's estimated that each year more than 100,000 Australians are attacked by dogs, causing injuries.
Over 60% of dog bites occur either at home or the backyard of a family member, a friend or neighbour.
Around 60% of serious bites occur in children under 10 years and many are to the head, face and neck.
Children spend an average of 2.2 days in hospital as a result of a dog bite.
The good news YOU can help reduce this number of dog bites by following some simple rules which will help you not to be bitten by your dog or another person's dog.
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