A stray dog had ventured into Gardens by the Bay compound from a nearby worksite and attacked a 22-year-old woman on Monday evening. The section, located in the Tanjong Rhu area, is frequented by joggers.
According to a report in The Straits Times, a spokesman for the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said dog traps have been placed in the park, and it has been conducting control operations since January in view of stray dog sightings in the area.
The attack on Monday was the first time such a case has happened since the sprawling 101ha attraction opened on June 29. So far, seven dogs have been rounded up. Two of them were rehomed and five euthanised, said the AVA.
The 22-year-old woman was attacked by what may have been a large mongrel when she was strolling in the Bay East Garden at about 6.30pm. The woman, who was bleeding from her legs, was ferried in an ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, but has since been discharged.
It is reported that three dogs were involved in the attack.