Jean Crooks, 78, was outside her house in Morris Avenue, Billericay, with her bijon frise Murphy, when she claims about seven dogs came out of a neighbouring house and started attacking her dog.Luckily, she wasn’t alone for too long:
She was pushed into the road and desperately tried to pull Murphy free.Another irresponsible dog owner?
She said: “I was terrified, there were two dogs going for his throat and I was laying on the floor holding on to his lead.”
A man in his 40s passing by stopped to help and managed to break the dogs up.
Neighbour, Gwen Blewitt, 54, came out of her house to help and claims she sustained bites to two of her fingers during the commotion.
She was taken to Basildon Hospital by ambulance to have her injuries bandaged and undergo tests.
The owner of the other dogs, Lou Scott, runs a dog training and rescue service called Animal Action from her home in Morris Avenue.Ah.
She claims only one of her dogs, an 11-month old rescued German shepherd cross, was involved in the attack and the others were just “milling around”.Well, isn’t one enough, love?
And why were they free to ‘mill around’, even if that’s what they were doing? Shouldn't you keep them under control and not free to roam?
She said: “I’m devastated about this and very concerned the dog was hurt.”You’ll be paying the vet bills, then? And ensuring the dangerous dog is destroyed?
The dog has since gone to new owners and Ms Scott has told them about the incident and advised them to muzzle the dog when outside./facepalm
I wonder if this is the culprit?
And this isn’t even the first incident, it seems:
A spokeswoman for Essex Police said: “We were called concerning two women who had been attacked by a group of dogs.One to watch…
“Officers are now liaising with Basildon Council’s dog warden and the dog owner concerning these dogs, as there has been a previous incident and the owner has been reported for offences of having dogs dangerously out of control in a public place.”