Pet warning after horror dog attack
Reporter: Lucy Kenderdine
Date online: 23 April 2014
A PENSIONER is urging pet owners to watch out for dangerous dogs after her favourite dog was attacked and killed.
Liz Lloyd was walking three of her six dogs in Royton when a grey Staffordshire bull terrier attacked Molly, a 12-year-old Lancashire Heeler.
Liz was going home to Campania Street when she spotted the dog trying to get through the fence of a nearby garden in which there were to dogs.
“When it spotted us it came running over before jumping on my Molly. Then it all turned to chaos.
“I tried hitting it with my walking stick and grasped it by its collar while still trying to hold the leads of my other dogs. But I’m a pensioner and it was a powerful dog, so I had no chance of getting it off.”
After seeing the attack neighbours ran out to help. One scared the terrier away.
Liz, a retired catering manager, added: “The neighbours were magnificent. But Molly was severely injured and we rushed her to the vet. The wounds to her abdomen were too severe and she died.”
Liz and her husband David adopted Molly two years ago and she became a family favourite.
“She was a very special dog to me and I will miss her,” Liz said.
Liz is now worried the dog could attack again: “If it attacked a child it would be so much worse.”
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