Police launch investigation after Souths star Jai Arrow's dog mauls tiny schnauzer

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Jai Arrow’s dog MAULS tiny Schnauzer at one of Sydney’s trendiest beaches – with cops investigating as Souths star apologises and offers to pay traumatised owner’s $10,000 vet bill

  • South Sydney star Jai Arrow has apologised for attack that left dog badly hurt 
  • Incident took place at Bronte Beach in Sydney’s east last Monday night 
  • Arrow’s dog Thor was being walked by his flatmate Liam Knight at the time 

South Sydney star Jai Arrow has issued a grovelling apology after his American staffordshire terrier mauled a woman’s dog so badly she was left with a $10,000 vet bill.

The attack at Bronte Beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs last Monday night left Kate Muir’s miniature schnauzer, Millie, badly injured and in need of urgent medical treatment.

Arrow was in hospital at the time and his dog, Thor, was being walked by his flatmate and Souths teammate, Liam Knight.

Kate Muir's miniature schnauzer Millie was left badly hurt (pictured) by the attack. Jai Arrow has offered to pay all vet bills, which Muir said run to $10,000

Kate Muir’s miniature schnauzer Millie was left badly hurt (pictured) by the attack. Jai Arrow has offered to pay all vet bills, which Muir said run to $10,000

Muir said she was also injured when she tried to break up the attack on her pet

Muir said she was also injured when she tried to break up the attack on her pet

Knight allegedly left the scene following the attack, according to a press release from Waverley Council, and police and council inspectors have interviewed Arrow and Knight but not laid charges, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Souths have reported the attack to the NRL Integrity Unit. 

‘We deeply apologise to the family and the dog for this incident,’ Arrow said.

‘We never meant for anything like this to happen. It’s the first time anything like this has happened with him.

‘We’ve been in contact with the council and police and we’ve offered to pay for all expenses and vet bills.’

Muir alleged she was also injured as she tried to prevent her dog being mauled.

Arrow (right) was in hospital at the time of the incident and his dog Thor was being walked by his flatmate and Souths teammate, Liam Knight (left)

Arrow (right) was in hospital at the time of the incident and his dog Thor was being walked by his flatmate and Souths teammate, Liam Knight (left)

Arrow (pictured centre, playing the Canterbury Bulldogs on Good Friday) 'deeply' apologised for the attack and said he would pay for 'all expenses and vet's bills'

Arrow (pictured centre, playing the Canterbury Bulldogs on Good Friday) ‘deeply’ apologised for the attack and said he would pay for ‘all expenses and vet’s bills’

‘I attempted to pick Millie up but the dog has latched on to Millie’s right-hand side and shoulder and upper leg and knocked me to the ground, so I now have injuries to my hand and face,’ she said.

Muir said she thought her dog was going to die during the attack, which lasted around one minute before bystanders broke it up.

Thor was reportedly off his lead at the time. A council spokeswoman confirmed dogs must be leashed in the area where the attack took place.

‘Waverley Council is appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed a dog attack,’ a spokesperson said in a statement shortly after the incident.

There have been several calls to ban American staffordshire terriers (stock image) after the dogs were involved in numerous attacks, including one which killed a baby on the NSW Central Coast in June 2021

There have been several calls to ban American staffordshire terriers (stock image) after the dogs were involved in numerous attacks, including one which killed a baby on the NSW Central Coast in June 2021

‘The owner of the staffy left the scene and is yet to be identified. He is described as being around 198cm tall with a muscular/athletic build. His dog was reportedly wearing a collar with spikes.

‘Rangers have spoken to the owner of the Schnauzer and investigations are ongoing.’

There have been repeated calls to ban American staffordshire terriers in Australia after the dogs were involved in several attacks, including one which resulted in the death of a baby on the NSW Central Coast in June 2021. 

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