A veterinary report in Australia will determine what charges are laid against the owners of a pitbull terrier which attacked a guide dog in New Zealand.
Perry, an eight year-old golden labrador, was set upon by the bull terrier at a shopping centre in Hamilton on Thursday while accompanying its owner Anne Ferguson, a visiting blind Australian PHD student.
Police said it appeared the bull terrier leapt from a parked car's open door after noticing the guide dog.
Ferguson and her husband were also attacked after trying to pull the dog off Perry.
Hamilton City Council said this afternoon Perry had been given a clearance to fly home on Friday and police would await a veterinary report when the dog was further assessed in Australia before deciding what charges to lay.
The unregistered pit bull was seized by animal control officers after the attack and it remained impounded.