Andrew Russell, 90, is facing surgery for the horrific injuries he sustained from the American bulldog.
Mr Russell intervened when the dog broke free from its owner and lunged at his wife, Dot in Main Street, West Calder, on Saturday afternoon.Why, oh why are these things invariably owned by morons?
The dog has been seized by police and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal, but the owner has not been charged.It wasn’t just the pensioner the thing savaged either:
Mr Irvine said his family was overwhelmed by the support from the people who stopped to help his elderly grandparents during the attack.
He added: “There were lots of witnesses and passers-by who jumped to help – one man also suffered bites when trying to get the dog off my grandfather.
“Thankfully they were more than willing to intervene. If they hadn’t I do not think he would have survived the attack.
“We want to thank people who came to help.”Once again, passers-by are at the spot trying to help long before the police roll up with their hi-vis & Taser…