Warning after dog attack
A DISTRESSED dog owner has hit out after her pet was attacked by two hounds in the Suffolk countryside.
Dawn Willers has warned other dog walkers to be on the look-out after her terrier cross was bitten in the neck.
The “fast, unprovoked and savage” attack in a field behind Mill Lane, Campsea Ashe, left her dog Buster with a two-centimetre gash, which required eight stitches.
The 54-year-old said the assault – which happened around 6pm on Tuesday – had left her with a �200 vets’ bill. Recalling the attack, she said: “My torch light caught a florescent jacket and two sets of dogs’ eyes were coming towards me.”
Mrs Willers, who lives in Mill Lane, said the man started to ask if she had a dog when matters suddenly escalated.
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She added: “Before he could he finish the sentence there was growling and two dogs attacked mine.
“I was shook up. I have lived with dogs all my life and I have never seen or heard anything like it.
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“I don’t want to go through anything like that again.”
She said it was too dark to identify the male dog walker but that she believed a greyhound-type hound had attacked Buster. She added: “This attack was fast, unprovoked and savage.
“Dog owners and parents in the village should be made aware that these dogs are exercised off lead, in the dark and by an irresponsible owner with no effective control over them.
“He showed no interest at the time and he did not even say sorry or ask how my dog was.”
Mrs Willers, who was on her own at the time of the attack, said she reported the incident to police but that she had been informed it was a civil, not a criminal matter.