A woman's life was at risk after a vicious attack by her own American Bulldog on Monday.Well, I never!
The 29-year-old dog walker had been walking the rescue animal in the afternoon with a number of others at the woods between the distillery and canal near Beardmore Street. It was around 12.37pm when the animal, which she has owned for six weeks, turned on her.
The dog, which had been on its lead, jumped on her and mauled her arms, leaving such bad injuries that the woman thought she had lost her fingers.Good lord, it's like deja vu all over again; multiple beasts of indeterminate temperament being walked by an idiot and it all goes horribly wrong.
While the dog attacked her, another American Bulldog she had been walking jumped up and tried to protect her by biting the aggressive animal.Aha! That's the reason for so many dogs?
The woman was then able to reach for her mobile phone and call police, who moved quickly to the incident.But once they got there, lacked the tools. Again.
However, the dog was acting so violently, police had struggled to wrestle it from the woman who was lying on the ground. Officers with shields were then dispatched.
They were able to force the dog away from the victim and when it jumped into the back of a police van, they secured the animal and attended to the woman.Why did no one dispatch an ARV?