LEETON'S Meredith Lyons doesn't want to dwell on an attack that left her seeing-eye dog injured last week.
Bubble was attacked on August 8 in the town's main street by two uncontrolled mixed breed dogs when she was helping Ms Lyons go about her errands.
Residents were quick to help in the scary situation, with one lady cornering the two dogs while they were attacking Bubble, with St Francis College student Kye Stanton risking his own limbs by pulling away the offending animals by their collars.
Ms Lyons said Bubble required surgery and four nights at the Leeton Veterinary Clinic, but she is now recovering at home and is on the mend.
"Physically she is on the mend, but mentally time will tell ... within herself she's fine, but I guess time will tell," Ms Lyons said.
"For me, it's the same thing. I wasn't hurt, but mentally it's going to take a long time to get over it and have the confidence to go out together again."
The main message she wants to get across is the need for pet owners to have their animals controlled at all times.
I just did what I could to help.St Francis College student Kye Stanton
She said it was important for dogs to be kept in a yard where they couldn't get out.
Ms Lyons said she understood sometimes animals did get out, but it was important for both their safety and that of the community's that they are secured when at home.
"It's also important that when people see these animals, they call the ranger and report it ... it's no use putting it on Facebook," Ms Lyons said.
"Yes, the owners might have to pay a fine, but the rangers don't take them and get rid of them. It's not how it works.
"I just want everyone to keep their animals safe and secured, but if they are out, for people to report it."
Ms Lyons was also grateful to everyone who assisted her and Bubble during and after the attack.
One of those was St Francis College student Kye Stanton, who bravely pulled the uncontrolled animals away from Bubble.
"I just did what I could to help," he said.
"I grabbed one and then the other and just held them until the rangers go there.
"I don't think it was that brave.
"Anyone probably could have done it."
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Bubble will have her annual visit from Vision Australia next month where she be assessed on her abilities, as she is each year.
Ms Lyons believes Bubble should be fine to return to her normal duties once she recovers from her physical injuries.
"I do think it might have taken a toll on her mentally, but I think she'll be okay," she said.
"We're just really grateful for everyone's help."
The owner's of the uncontrolled animals, which have since been humanly euthanised by a veterinarian, will also be paying for Bubble's vet bills.
Leeton Shire Council rangers can be contacted on 0417 259 422.
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