Michelle has reported the incident to Greater Manchester Police but was told that because the dog attacked another animal it will not be treated as a criminal offence.
In a message, police told her: "Thank you for your report and I'm sorry that you had to go through that.
"Unfortunately dog v dog attacks are not considered a crime in the UK at this present time.
"However, I asked the neighbourhood policing team to have a look into this due to the owners not having the dog on a lead in a public place where children may be."
I think when a young girl is curled up in a fetal position on the floor due to her fear and distress at the attack, that qualifies, doesn't it?
When are they going to start taking this seriously and doing the job they are paid to do, using the new beefed-up laws that they demanded?