Dog is injured in 'savage' attack

A FAMILY dog was seriously hurt and his owner left with a bitten leg and a vet's bill of over £400 after they were subjected to a savage attack

A FAMILY dog was seriously hurt and his owner left with a bitten leg and a vet's bill of over £400 after they were subjected to a savage attack.Rebecca Morris, aged 35, of Charter Road, Weston, was walking her dog, Jack, along Saville Road when a Staffordshire bull terrier attacked it.Rebecca said: "It was a nightmare. I was walking Jack with my friend when this other dog appeared out of nowhere and went for him. The dog was savage. It bit Jack severely on his back and belly and there was fur flying everywhere. I was terrified."My friend managed to grab Jack and pull him up into her arms, but the other dog was still trying to attack him. Jack broke free and ran away. I did not realise until after the attack that I had been bitten on the leg."A witness to the attack called a dog warden who arrived and caught the bull terrier.Jack was taken to the vets and kept in overnight. He received over £400 worth of treatment after his ordeal. He needed stitches and was put on a drip.The Morris family is now looking to prosecute the dog's owner, who lives in Saville Road. Rebecca's mother, Muriel Morris, said: "My husband has spoken to the owner of the dog and she was extremely apologetic and did offer to pay the vet's bill, but we have not heard anything since. It amazes me that the dog was returned to the owner almost immediately after the attack. The police have taken statements and we are looking to take the matter further."Apparently her dog escaped through a hole in her fence. Even though she has been apologetic it does not alter the fact that a dangerous dog attacked my daughter and our pet. Jack is now very nervous and the whole ordeal has been very traumatic." * Pictured: Rebecca with Jack.


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