Thursday, February 14, 2008
Scarborough, UK - A Schoolgirl saw her dog attacked, just weeks after she wrote to the Evening News about a proposed dog ban. Ten-year-old Chloe Pattison wrote to us worried that her spaniel, Duke, would not be able to get as much exercise if the Council banned dogs from the town's beaches for seven months of the year.
Chloe was walking the 12-year-old dog with her mum Denise her two brothers, when the mastiff attacked. Mrs Pattison, of Burniston Road, said:
"A mastiff ran up to Duke and started shaking him like a rag doll. It wouldn't let him go. We were all screaming at it to stop, it was awful."Duke suffered serious injuries including a fractured spine, punctured lung and broken ribs. The family rushed him to the vet where he underwent a three-hour operation costing over £500. He is now under observation. Mrs. Pattison comments:
"The owners of the other dog were from Leeds. They were laughing and kept saying it was just two dogs fighting. After it happened, he let the dog run off again as if nothing had happened."The matter is now being investigated by the dog warden and anyone who saw the incident should come forward as witnesses. If you were one of the people who saw the attack or spoke to Mrs Pattison at the scene, you can contact her on (01723) 353154.
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