Nine-year-old daughter suffers from dog attack
PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 August 2011 | UPDATED: 12:35 26 August 2011
A MOTHER is appealing to track down the owner of the dog which attacked her nine-year-old daughter.
Mimi Kitch, aged nine, was visiting her grandmother in Uphill, Weston with her mother, Sharon Kitch, aged 37, when the incident occurred.
They had decided to take two dogs, which belonged to grandmother Susan Richards, for a walk in the field next to the Uphill cricket ground. Mrs Kitch said when Mimi crossed the gate to enter the field a boxer-dog ran towards her and then bit her left leg, leaving three deep puncture wounds.
Sharon Kitch said: “It was like a nightmare. Mimi was so scared and it was horrible to see her like that.
“The public need to be made aware of this dog because next time it could be a toddler or a baby who gets hurt. I would be livid if this dog hurt another child.”
Mrs Kitch said Mimi was looking forward to visiting her grandmother and to see her new dogs. When they arrived at the field, Mrs Kitch said she saw a man with his two children and two dogs. When the boxer dog attacked Mimi, her mother’s staffordshire bull terrier head-butted the boxer dog, and was then attacked by it also.
She said: “He told my mother our dog should be kept on a lead, but said nothing about his dog attacking Mimi. He just walked away”
Mimi’s wounds were very close to the bone and she had to have a stitch and anti-biotics specifically for a dog bite.
Mrs Kitch reported the incident to the police but so far they have not been able to find the man or dog.
Mrs Kitch described the boxer dog as brown, with a white chest and a light brown brindle strip. She said he is a very distinctive looking dog as he is very skinny and looked poorly treated. She described the owner as a stocky-built man, around 5ft 10inches tall, with short brown hair.
She said: “If anyone has any information please contact the police. This is for everyone else’s safety. I don’t want this to happen to any other children.”