Burpengary dog attack: Woman in serious condition with ‘significant hand and arm injuries’ in Brisbane hospital – just days after tougher laws came in for owners

A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being mauled by a dog, just days after Queensland introduced tougher laws.

Emergency services were called to a house in Burpengary north of Brisbane about 6.30am on Tuesday.

Paramedics treated a woman in her 60s for ‘significant’ hand and arm wounds.

She was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious condition for further treatment.

Moreton Bay Council officers attended the house and seized the dog.

An investigation has been launched after a woman was attacked by a dog (stock image)

The breed of the dog is currently unknown.

“The incident took place on private property,” a council spokesperson said.

‘The investigation is continuing and any further action will depend on the outcome of this investigation.’

The attack took place a week after Queensland Premier Steven Miles passed the amended laws governing aggressive dog breeds through Parliament.

Owners face stiff penalties, including fines of up to $108,000 and even jail time if they are found to encourage an attack that causes their dog serious injuries or kills someone.

Five breeds – the Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, the Japanese Tosa, the American Pit Bull Terrier and the Presa Canario – were also banned.

It comes after a spate of dog attacks, including a meter reader who was fatally mauled.

Kane Minion, 42, was killed when two dogs attacked the Energex worker as he tried to read the meter at a home in the Greenbank suburb of Logan in December 2022.

“Queenslanders supported these changes by the thousands, and we can say to them that the Miles Government has delivered for them – on time and as promised,” Minister Mark Furner said.

‘We will continue to work with the community to get the message out about these new laws and help people with at-risk dogs comply to make the community safer.

“We will always put the safety of Queenslanders first and that is what these important reforms will deliver.”

Paramedics transported the woman to hospital in serious condition

Paramedics transported the woman to hospital in serious condition