A DOG is dead and its owner injured after an alleged dog attack at Apollo Bay.
Colac Otway Shire Council’s local laws department is investigating the alleged attack in which a maltese shih tzu dog died and its male owner received minor injuries to his hand.
The council has impounded a staghound cross and local laws officers will conduct interviews in coming days.
The attack happened about 7pm Wednesday in Nelson Street.
A council spokeswoman said the staghound was also allegedly involved in a previous attack two hours earlier when it rushed at another dog which its owners were walking in Nelson Street.
The spokeswoman said no one reported the earlier incident at the time and the council believed there were no injuries.