A mum walking with her child child in a pram and her 2 dogs on a Grimsby street was left shocked and scared as a substantial dog came “roaring” towards them and assaulted her dog as its owner ‘searched and chuckled’.
The lady, who does not want to be called, was walking along Wellington Street on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 15 with her child in a pram and her 2 dogs, Whippet Phoebe, 3 and Lurcher Charlie, 10.
She said that right before the painful event, she discovered 2 ladies walking near the corner of Rutland Street with a big white and brown dog she thinks was a cross in between a Bulldog and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
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“It was white with brown spots, pure stocky muscle and an enormous jaw. It was larger than a regular Staffy.
“There was an older lady and a younger lady who had to do with 18. The older lady was walking the dog and I might see immediately that she was having problem with it on the lead.
“She was smiling and chuckling as if to state, ‘It’s pulling me a bit’, and I simply continued walking, I didn’t smile due to the fact that I simply believed, ‘Oh my god, if that came up to me’, and after that I heard her shout. I looked round and the dog was roaring towards me, my child and 2 dogs, so immediately I yelled, ‘Get your dog, get your dog’.
“My lurcher is a rescue dog and he’s a bit nervous, he’ll snap at a dog if he does not like it, so I believed he was going to have a battle with him. I was stressing due to the fact that it was running directly for my dogs. My Whippet was screeching like mad.”
The lady said the owners came by however that they “didn’t appear to hurry” – regardless of the reality that their dog had its teeth around the Whippet’s stomach.
She said: “It got its teeth on and pulled a bit. It’s grazed and bruised her skin, it’s a huge red contusion with a huge red tooth mark beside it. The owners came by however they didn’t appear to hurry. It’s like they were almost frightened of their own dog.
“I was spinning round lifting my dog up in the air so it could not get her anymore, and it was simply chasing her.”
She said the scenario was come by a man who had actually been cycling previous and experienced the event. “Some lad leapt off a bike and got [the dog], he certainly assisted the scenario. He asked me if I was alright.”
The lady said she was left actually frustrated by the scenario due to the fact that the lady with the other dog “chuckled” as the event took place.
She continued: “I informed her I might inform she didn’t have any control over her dog, and she simply began yelling abuse at me.”
She said the event has actually left her too afraid to leave your house with her dogs.
“I’m simply actually frustrated, it’s simply a concern. It simply makes you feel panicky due to the fact that it’s not even your dog, it’s other individuals’s dogs you require to fret about, due to the fact that it took place in broad daytime in the middle of the street,” she said.
“The man on the bike had heard her round the corner stating to someone that she’d just got the dog the day previously, so why would she even take it out? She appeared like she was plainly having a hard time to hold the dog.
“I believed later on, ‘What if the dog got my child?’. I seem like not even taking the dogs out now, my whippet’s actually worried anyhow, and we have actually only simply got her over having the ability to head out onto the field, and now I’m like, ‘no opportunity’.
“People ought to think of if they can handle their dog prior to they take it out.”