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‘Screaming for help’: Baby caught up in vicious dog attack

A mother has been left traumatised after she was forced to protect her eight-month-old baby in a frightening dog attack in Perth’s northern suburbs.

Nicole Filar was walking in Doubleview on Monday afternoon with her son Leo and labradoodle Kiki when two dogs, believed to be a bull mastiff and staffy, crossed the road and viciously attacked, Nine News reported.

The terrifying Beatrice Street ordeal was captured on CCTV and showed one of the dog’s repeatedly biting at baby Leo’s face before the other dog mauled Kiki on the footpath.

Ms Filar said she desperately tried to protect her son as bystanders rushed to help the beloved family pet.

Camera IconNicole Filar was out for a walk with her eight-month-old son Leo and their dog Kiki when two dogs attacked them 9NEWS Credit: 9NEWS/9NEWS

“They started circling us then all of a sudden one of the dogs is jumping up at my son who was in the carrier attached to me and then the other dog pinned my dog to the ground and I just started screaming for help and becoming hysterical because I couldn’t help either of them,” she told Nine News.

“I was just trying to protect his face because I didn’t know what was going to happen.

“It’s obviously your child that you try and protect but it was just horrendous to have to be in that position with the two of them.”

Fortunately, the family avoided any serious injuries but the confronting attack has left Ms Filar rattled.
Camera IconFortunately, the family avoided any serious injuries but the confronting attack has left Ms Filar rattled. Credit: 9NEWS/9NEWS

Fortunately, the family avoided any serious injuries but the confronting attack has left Ms Filar rattled.

“(Leo) sustained a few scratches to his face but luckily his temperament is really easygoing,” she said.

“I’m struggling a little bit thinking just how much worse it could have been.”

The owner of the dogs said the reason her pets ambushed the young family was likely due to training negligence.

According to the City of Stirling, dog owners could be hit with a penalty of up to $20,000.
Camera IconAccording to the City of Stirling, dog owners could be hit with a penalty of up to $20,000. Credit: 9NEWS/9NEWS

“The dogs have not been trained properly. They don’t get walked,” she said.

According to the City of Stirling, dog owners could be hit with a penalty of up to $20,000.

The council will review the CCTV vision as part of an investigation.

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