Passers-by save Roxy from death

PUBLISHED: 13:30 29 October 2010

Carl Griffiths with his dog Roxy which was attacked by two staffies. Flat 1, 26 Meadow Street, WsM.

Carl Griffiths with his dog Roxy which was attacked by two staffies. Flat 1, 26 Meadow Street, WsM.

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A WESTON dog owner watched in horror as his pet was 
savagely attacked by two other canines.

Carl Griffiths’ dog Roxy suffered puncture wounds to her neck and a ripped left ear during the incident, which happened near his Meadow Street home on October 20.

The 42-year-old was taking his Rottweiler-cross out for a morning walk when two large dogs without collars and leads launched the attack.

Mr Griffiths said: “One went for her neck and the other grabbed hold of her ear. She was yelping and crying and was in a lot of pain.

“I was in complete shock and Roxy was really traumatised.”

Two passers-by dragged the dogs off her but as Mr Griffiths continued along an alleyway with Roxy, the animals escaped and began to attack again.

Three other pedestrians then managed to pull the dogs away from Roxy and the police were called.

Mr Griffiths, who was living in a tent in Uphill before securing accommodation recently, took his seven-year-old pet to a vet and she underwent various treatments.

He contacted the RSPCA and the Dogs Trust which both donated money towards the £300 vet bill, and was also given financial help from three other generous donors.

Mr Griffiths added: “I would like to thank the people who have helped with the bill and also those who dragged the dogs off Roxy because if they hadn’t done that she would be dead.

“I don’t want anyone else to get hurt and I’m concerned that someone else could be if action isn’t taken.”

Mr Griffiths said he has spoken to North Somerset Council’s dog warden who has taken an official statement and is looking into the matter.

A spokesman for the council said: “Where these incidents are reported to us we will take action appropriate to the 
circumstances.”

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