Tilly the whippet recovering well

TILLY, the dog that was viciously attacked by two Staffordshire Terrier dogs on Tuesday, is recovering better than expected.

Still under close observation at the Wendouree clinic of the Ballarat Veterinary Practice, Tilly has made a surprisingly fast recovery and has even started eating with assistance. 

The two dogs believed to have attacked four-year-old Tilly are still being held at the council pound while an investigation is conducted.

A City of Ballarat spokesmen yesterday confirmed the dogs were Staffordshire Terrier cross-breeds. The council was yet to decide what would happen to the dogs.

Tilly was being walked along Gregory Street when she was attacked. It was later revealed a three-year-old girl had unlocked the gate and let the dogs out.