Hi All, I know this is a bit of a read but my son is in danger and I need help. I will be talking to the police about my question below but your help and experience would be greatly appreciated. I had my son visit for the first time in since my break up. This has been over 8 months. Family court proceedings have been put back to October. A little history so you understand what I'm asking: In July my son told me he had been bitten by his mother's partner's Rottweiler when I had been to see him at school. He showed me the puncture wound and told me how it happened. The dog attacked him because he jumped on the owner in the back yard. I reported the attack to the local council ranger and DOCS. DOCS did nothing but say I'm doing the right thing by going to court. The ranger went to the mother who denied the attack and gave consent for my son to be interviewed the next day. When the ranger interviewed him he had changed his story to make out it was an accident. The ranger could not take further action because of my son's story. When my son came over this weekend he asked me if the dog is going to get put down. I asked why, is it because the lady talked to you about him attacking you. He said he had been told to change his story because the ranger will kill the dog. The story he told the ranger was from a previous bite that I had not been aware of. He said this bite was an accident while teasing the dog with it's toy. He then showed me both bite marks which have scarred on his leg. I have reported this to DOCS and heard nothing back. The woman kept repeating to me there are no family court orders yet so why did you take him back. I took him back because its taken 8 months to see him. His mother has told him to run if he sees me in the school yard because I will snatch him and he will never see her again. I made a promise to my son I would never snatch him and if he visits he would be returned. So I returned him and am leaving my faith in DOCS and the ranger. I have spoken to the ranger and she isn't sure if she can re-interview my son and is checking legislation. If DOCS and the ranger do nothing I want to get my son out of that environment. I want to get him from school on the upcoming last day of term and send his mother an email that he will be returned at the end of the school holidays providing the dog is gone. My questions are: What will the police do with no court orders in place? I was the primary carer for him when in the relationship but that is hard to prove because everything leans towards the mother. Will this damage my case for primary care? This is only about the safety of my son and nothing would change if there were no court proceedings. I don't want to upset him but I fear he will be attacked again as the dog has established dominance over my son. If these bites had been to his face it would be all over the news and DOCS would be all over it. He is in danger and I need help. Thank you in advance.