Saturday, March 22, 2008
Edinburgh, UK - Staffordshire bull terriers, also known as "pit bull type dogs", are attacking in the UK again. A woman is still recovering in hospital after being savaged by two of them while trying to protect her dog.
The 43-year-old was injured after being bitten by the animals while walking her boxer dog Bruan on Wednesday. Police have captured two dogs believed to be responsible. They also think the animals are behind other attacks in the area, including one incident where a puppy was killed.
Ms Hounsom watched in horror as the animals began savaging her two-year-old pet, repeatedly biting and clawing at Bruan. She tried to scare off the bull terriers, punching and kicking them, before being forced to pry open the jaws of one animal who had sank its teeth into her dog. But the bull terriers turned on her and savaged her hand, leaving her with severe injuries before the canine attackers fled.
Her nephew, Sam O'Brien, said his aunt had been left in shock by the incident. He added that, "These dogs just appeared out of nowhere and started mauling Bruan. My aunt tried to stop them and they went after her."
In other news:Cat Mauled and Killed by Bull Terrier
Enfield, UK - A cat was savagely mauled to death by a bull terrier. The cat, named Ben, was outside the front of his home when a Staffordshire bull terrier off the lead set upon him earlier this month. Ben's owner, who did not wish to be named, said: "Ben was helpless. He was 16-years-old, blind and with arthritis in his back legs."
She said she shouted at the dog's owner, who was around 25-years-old, to get the dog off. She though the owner was sorry. But when she went to get her cat box to take Ben to the vet, the dog's owner disappeared. At the vet's, Ben was put down as he had suffered a serious injury to his head.
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