Allison, who also lives in Stockton, contacted Cleveland Police about the incident on her parent's behalf.
She said she was told by the force that the dog responsible was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the case would be closed as they don't believe the dog responsible was from a breed banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
It doesn't have to be, according to the beefed up DDA that the police whined for in order to be able to act:
Colin, who is currently in the Lake District with his wife, added: "I know what a Staffy looks like, they were not Staffies. They were white and their ears were standing up.
"I think the police could be doing more. This is the worst thing I have ever seen in my life, I never want to see it again."
Gosh! Sure sounds like you would have been put in fear, which is covered by that beefed up DDA:
So what have the lazy incompetents at Cleveland nick got to say for themselves?
A force spokesperson said: “Our Dog Legislation Officer has spoken at length with Poppy’s owner and family and after seeing the dog, has explained that it is not a breed banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
"We know how distressing these dog-on-dog incidents are for people and know that owners expect that we can always take action, however officers can only make decisions on what it (sic) set out in the legislation, looking at the circumstances of the incident and an assessment of the dog said to be responsible.”
Well, there you go, I've clipped the appropriate bits out for you. Could someone read them - slowly, if necessary - to the Dog Legislation Officer, who doesn't appear to know his actual job?