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Ms Treanor was walking Har- ley at Mangemangeroa Reserve in Howick’s Somerville Road at about 2.45pm on May 7 when they encountered two pit bull or Staf- fordshire terrier type dogs. Two girls aged in their late teens or early 20s were running in their direction with the pair of large dogs on leads. “One of them said ‘get him [Har- ley] out of the way’,” the 26-year- old Howickian told the Times. “I bent down to grab Harley and the dogs jumped on him. “They dragged him down the stairs and one of the girls let go of the lead. “The dogs started attacking him, and had him in their mouths like he was a teddy bear. One of the girls wasn’t doing anything. I was yelling at them both to do some- thing. “The other one let go of the lead and it was like they didn’t even care.” Ms Treanor had two fingernails on her left hand torn out when she tried to free Harley from the dogs’ powerful jaws. During the attack, one of the girls said “naughty Bella” to one of the large dogs. “I was holding Harley’s lead so the dogs wouldn’t drag him off and using my other hand to try to stop them,” Ms Treanor says. “One of the girls said ‘maybe just hit its nose’. “Harley was yelping and had blood coming out of his mouth. One of the dogs had him by his neck and the other was attacking his stomach and legs. “I got one of them off him, but the other one was locked on by its jaw. “It was just ripping him around. I thought he was about to die.” After being freed from the dogs’ jaws, Harley limped to a nearby bush and lay down. Ms Treanor saw the blood on her hand and fainted. Four Asian girls then arrived at the reserve and phoned police and an ambulance. In the short time it took for Ms Treanor to recover, the two girls walking the large dogs had van- ished from the area. Police officers and the police Eagle helicopter were unable to find the pair. One of the Asian girls put Har- ley into her car and drove him to Sommerville Veterinary Centre for emergency treatment, which cost $450. St John Ambulance para- medics took Ms Treanor to a nearby accident and emergency medical clinic, where she was treated for the injuries to her hand. She has since made a statement about the incident to police. Harley has been moved to Vets Corner in Takanini for surgery and to receive more treatment. It’s going to cost about $900, taking the bill up to at least $1300. Ms Treanor says the two girls walking the large dogs were wear- ing gym clothing and one of them had on a pink singlet. They appeared to be Caucasian and had light and dark brown hair. Inspector Wendy Spiller, Coun- ties Manukau East Police’s pre- vention manager, says the girls could be charged if found to have deliberately set their dogs onto Ms Treanor and Harley. The dogs could also be seized by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and put down if believed to be dangerous. The incident has been reported to Auckland Council’s Animal Control Services (ASCL) and an investigation is under way. People with information on the identity of the girls walk- ing the two large white dogs in Mangemangeroa Reserve in Howick’s Somerville Road on the afternoon of May 7 can phone Auckland Council on 301-0101, or phone the Times news desk on 271-8040, or email editor@times. co.nz. Imojen Treanor, pictured with daughter Eden, was walking her pet dog Harley at a public reserve in Howick when it was set upon and mauled by two bigger terriers. Times photo Wayne Martin Large dogs savage loved pet ENTERTAINMENT House music icon in town F➤ ➤ rompage1 Kirby, of Ponsonby, hosts a show on George FM (96.6FM) from 3-6pm, Monday to Thursday. The 38-year-old icon of Auckland’s house music scene says he plans to play pop- electronic compositions at the dance party on May 25, but he’s flexible. “ This will have more of a party type dance feel, but I play basically whatever people want to dance to,” he says. “I’m just there to provide a really good time. “ The main genres I play are drum and bass and house music, with remixes of pop and dub step. “ This show is about having a night out with a whole lot of good music and it’s for anyone who can legally get into a bar. “IliketohaveabitofachatwhenI’m performing. I’ll keep it quite interactive, give things away, and generally hype the crowd into a frenzy.” The first 100 people in the door at the dance party on May 25 will receive a free can of Red Bull energy drink. A variety of prizes will be given away during the night thanks to sponsors Corona and the VonZipper eyewear company. The Radio Sessions with Thane Kirby dance party runs from 8pm-1am on May 25 at Bosun’s Bar in The Prospect of Howick, 78 Picton Street. Tickets cost $5 and can be bought at the door. Win tickets n The Times has two double passes to give away to the event, as well as a Corona prize pack containing a beach towel, cap and bottle opener. To enter, write your name and daytime contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to: Thane Kirby Competition, Times Newspapers, PO Box 259 243, Botany, Auckland 2163; or enter online at www.times.co.nz. Entries close at 5pm on May 20. People can support the event via social media by logging onto Facebook. com and searching for Freq Music.
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