BETTER DAYS: Riley Johnson is on the mend.
BETTER DAYS: Riley Johnson is on the mend. Sam Flanagan

Dalby boy won't let dog attack hold him back

DALBY boy Riley Johnson is recovering well from the vicious dog attack which left him in the Toowoomba Hospital earlier in the year.

The 11-year-old was riding his bike to school when he was pounced on by a friend's family's dog, leaving him with a badly damaged lip.

Riley hasn't experienced ongoing pain since the incident, with the only hurdle the pain of his nerves joining back up.

Riley said the attack had made him a little bit more wary.

"I still ride my bike to school.... and I'm cautious of any dog."

The incident, which occurred on March 19, required Riley to get in excess of 12 stitches in his lip.

"He bit me and then let go. I'm not sure if it was my friend or my friend's mum who pulled the dog off," Riley said at the time.

The dog was put down shortly after the incident.

The dog wasn't on the council's animal control watch-list.


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