Chris Oakes, 40, was lawns from home when the animal snapped his arm, tore the skin open and ferociously bit the damaged bone
A man feared he was going to be killed when he was assaulted by an out of control dog.
Chris Oakes, 40, was lawns from home after an early morning stroll when the animal snapped his arm, tore the skin open and ferociously bit the damaged bone.
The designer said: “I was shouting, my sweetheart was shouting.
“When I felt my bone breaking in its mouth I shouted ‘I’m going to die’.”
He was returning home with his Staffordshire bull terriers, Frank and Betty, when the American bulldog attacked. Chris had Frank, aged 3, on a lead and his sweetheart was with two-year-old Betty.
Chris said: “I heard it prior to I’d seen it. It was a gravel course and I heard something behind me.
“It was running towards us. It resembled a dog would pursue a cat.
“By the time I turned round it was already on us. It was so fast.
“It right away locked on to my dog.
“As I turned round to get my dog far from it, it got on to my arm and attempted pulling me to the ground.
“I felt my arm break quickly in its mouth.
“It resembled he had a rope in its mouth. It was shaking my arm from side to side. It was attempting to rip my arm off. I believed I was going to pass away.
“There was a hell of a great deal of blood. There was blood all over.
“I was kicking it and trying to fight it off. It released, but tried to come back again, then it ran off.”
Chris was using his work hoodie however the dog ripped through the material and tore his flesh.
He was dealt with in health center for the open fracture on his best lower arm.
Chris, whose left ring finger was likewise severely bitten, said: “The doctor said it had chewed the ulna bone in my forearm.”
Chris, from Chadderton, Greater Manchester, invested 3 days in Royal Oldham Hospital after the attack in January.
He had a metal plate and 6 pins placed into his arm, together with 22 stitches. Chris likewise required 8 stitches in his finger.
His injuries have actually not completely recovered and he still has a cast on, implying he is not able to work.
The black and white American bulldog did not seem with an owner when it assaulted. Chris said: “You get to know all the dogs in your area and I had never seen it before.”
He included he reported the occurrence to authorities however that they informed him they would “note it all down but close the case”.
Chris declared officers said said they might not examine even more since he did not understand the dog’s owner.
“All I wanted them to do was drive around because I live next to a school and I said it could have been a child that was attacked.”
Despite his experience, Chris does not blame the dog.
He said: “I constantly state the method my dogs act is a reflection of me, so my dogs are constantly well acted.
“I believe every dog is safe, I believe it is the owners that mistreat them or abuse them and that is why they become aggressive.”
Last week the Mirror informed how dog attacks in England and Wales have actually increased by more than a 3rd in the previous 5 years.
There were almost 22,000 cases of out-of-control dogs triggering injury in 2015, up from around 16,000 in 2018.
The Mirror has actually been campaigning for modifications to the Dangerous Dogs Act, consisting of harder charges for owners and implemented registration.