Puppy victim of 'horrific' attack

Willow is nursing puncture wounds to her neck and stomach

Willow is nursing puncture wounds to her neck and stomach

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A PET owner has described the terrifying moments her puppy was attacked by two dogs during an early morning walk.

Collette Glynn, 42, believes one of the dogs had the appearance of a large, powerfully built muscular dog and the other a Staffordshire bull terrier.

She had been on Clock Face Country Park, off Gorsey Lane, with her five-month-old German Shepherd Willow.

Collette told the Star: “It was vicious and nearly killed my dog. I saw two dogs off the lead. The next thing they came over and were barking. One was bigger and more muscular than the other.

“It grabbed mine by the throat and pinned her to the ground. I was shouting and screaming.

£Then the owner appeared. She thumped the dog in the face but it wouldn’t leave go. She was saying ‘I’m sorry’.

“It lasted ten minutes during which I had been hitting it with a lead. It was horrible.

“I’m not sure how mine got away but she ran. I’ve never had her off the lead before. Luckily she found her way home and was with my husband at the gate.

“But I won’t be going back on there until I know what’s happened to that dog. I have two kids aged eight and four and normally they would be with me.

“I do karate and have a punch on me but nothing I did had any effect.”

Collette has so far paid £100 in vet’s bills to treat the puncture wounds to Willow’s neck and stomach.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “We understand one of the dogs believed to have been involved in an alleged incident has been humanely destroyed at the request of the owner.

“Officers have spoken to the owner of the German shepherd and enquiries are on-going to confirm the breeds of the dogs involved in the incident and whether any criminal offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act have been committed.”

Call police on 101 number, quoting reference 0514144163, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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10:39am Wed 13 Aug 14

lawman2004 says...

Day after day, week after week.... just ban the ownership of non working dogs and lets bring a halt to this waste of limited Police time and resources. All together now... " I'm a responsible dog owner. I don't let my dog ______ ( fill in the blank )
Day after day, week after week.... just ban the ownership of non working dogs and lets bring a halt to this waste of limited Police time and resources. All together now... " I'm a responsible dog owner. I don't let my dog ______ ( fill in the blank ) lawman2004
  • Score: -5

11:08am Wed 13 Aug 14

windows says...

As show recently on tv there is a simple answer to this problem. Muzzle all dogs when outside in public areas.
As show recently on tv there is a simple answer to this problem. Muzzle all dogs when outside in public areas. windows
  • Score: -1

11:42am Wed 13 Aug 14

kjd161 says...

windows wrote:
As show recently on tv there is a simple answer to this problem. Muzzle all dogs when outside in public areas.
Simple. Many of us have been advocating this fool proof method of keeping dogs, any dogs, from attacking, for years. It seems that the dog lobby is too strong for the powers that be to take effective action. If savage attacks on children isn't going to move the government, I honestly don't know what will. Muzzles don't restrict the dogs ability to run and exercise, so what's the problem?
[quote][p][bold]windows[/bold] wrote: As show recently on tv there is a simple answer to this problem. Muzzle all dogs when outside in public areas.[/p][/quote]Simple. Many of us have been advocating this fool proof method of keeping dogs, any dogs, from attacking, for years. It seems that the dog lobby is too strong for the powers that be to take effective action. If savage attacks on children isn't going to move the government, I honestly don't know what will. Muzzles don't restrict the dogs ability to run and exercise, so what's the problem? kjd161
  • Score: 8

1:24pm Wed 13 Aug 14

jumperr says...

Muzzle the dogs, simplest answer never works
Muzzle the dogs, simplest answer never works jumperr
  • Score: -3

2:10pm Wed 13 Aug 14

kjd161 says...

jumperr wrote:
Muzzle the dogs, simplest answer never works
jumperr,
How could this simple remedy not work?
[quote][p][bold]jumperr[/bold] wrote: Muzzle the dogs, simplest answer never works[/p][/quote]jumperr, How could this simple remedy not work? kjd161
  • Score: 0

2:43pm Wed 13 Aug 14

MrBenggo says...

I agree with previous comments about muzzling dogs,give the owner of the offending dogs her due,she had one of the dogs put down.
My grandson was bitten by a dog in a park,the owner just walked away with the dog and never said a word;it's people like this who need a serious talking to.
I agree with previous comments about muzzling dogs,give the owner of the offending dogs her due,she had one of the dogs put down. My grandson was bitten by a dog in a park,the owner just walked away with the dog and never said a word;it's people like this who need a serious talking to. MrBenggo
  • Score: 3

3:30pm Wed 13 Aug 14

StHresident says...

So glad that Willow is okay, how awful for both dog and owner. Every week another dog gets attacked. In a perfect world where all dog owners were responsible a law that all dogs must be kept in a lead would work BUT we live in a world where only the responsible dog owners would obey the law, so this would be pointless unless it was enforced with heavy fines. People are allowed to own these potential weapons with no training. How long before a child is injured.
So glad that Willow is okay, how awful for both dog and owner. Every week another dog gets attacked. In a perfect world where all dog owners were responsible a law that all dogs must be kept in a lead would work BUT we live in a world where only the responsible dog owners would obey the law, so this would be pointless unless it was enforced with heavy fines. People are allowed to own these potential weapons with no training. How long before a child is injured. StHresident
  • Score: 11

3:33pm Wed 13 Aug 14

starreader says...

windows wrote:
As show recently on tv there is a simple answer to this problem. Muzzle all dogs when outside in public areas.
..... and their owners given the rubbish they talk about their own rights!
[quote][p][bold]windows[/bold] wrote: As show recently on tv there is a simple answer to this problem. Muzzle all dogs when outside in public areas.[/p][/quote]..... and their owners given the rubbish they talk about their own rights! starreader
  • Score: 1

9:57pm Wed 13 Aug 14

butscratcher says...

Nothing wrong with letting a dog off its lead , they love to run and seek , but
like most on here say , just put a muzzle on ,no harm can happen then !! i have been saying that for years !!!
Nothing wrong with letting a dog off its lead , they love to run and seek , but like most on here say , just put a muzzle on ,no harm can happen then !! i have been saying that for years !!! butscratcher
  • Score: 1

9:55am Thu 14 Aug 14

susan23 says...

Only last week my grandson was bitten by a dog, that was on a lead, whilst walking through Taylor Park. The owners response was that my grandson had touched his dog!!! Which he hadn't!
Thanks to this irresponsible person my grandson had to have surgery on his arm.
Only last week my grandson was bitten by a dog, that was on a lead, whilst walking through Taylor Park. The owners response was that my grandson had touched his dog!!! Which he hadn't! Thanks to this irresponsible person my grandson had to have surgery on his arm. susan23
  • Score: 1

3:10pm Thu 14 Aug 14

beth9295 says...

I know the owner of the dog that attacked the puppy and I know the dog....It was a accident. Before you believe the newspaper you want to get both sides. The dog was on a lead and the lead broke, I've even saw the lead, the owner chased the dog and stuck her fingers in his mouth (stupid thing to do ino) so it would let go of the puppy and even got injured herself in the process. The lady who owns this dog has got it put down she is distraught over this happening as the dog has always been very friendly and it's the first time she's come across a situation like this.
I know the owner of the dog that attacked the puppy and I know the dog....It was a accident. Before you believe the newspaper you want to get both sides. The dog was on a lead and the lead broke, I've even saw the lead, the owner chased the dog and stuck her fingers in his mouth (stupid thing to do ino) so it would let go of the puppy and even got injured herself in the process. The lady who owns this dog has got it put down she is distraught over this happening as the dog has always been very friendly and it's the first time she's come across a situation like this. beth9295
  • Score: 0

10:39pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Savvy24 says...

The lead didn't break , it was a choker lead because I wouldn't leave to chase after my dog until her DOGS who where both off the lead where put back on , and I gave her the lead to put on the dog and there was nothing wrong with it , I have also spoken to several people whos dogs have been attacked by her dogs , and one being a policeman himself who reported the incident where her dogs where both off the lead and attacked his dog .
The lead didn't break , it was a choker lead because I wouldn't leave to chase after my dog until her DOGS who where both off the lead where put back on , and I gave her the lead to put on the dog and there was nothing wrong with it , I have also spoken to several people whos dogs have been attacked by her dogs , and one being a policeman himself who reported the incident where her dogs where both off the lead and attacked his dog . Savvy24
  • Score: 1

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