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Blackburn dog owner's horror after ‘vicious’ attack
7:30pm Friday 11th April 2014 in News
A DOG owner told of her horror after a ‘vicious’ pit bull-type dog attacked her and her cherished pet as they walked home.
Jools Brown and her eight-year-old Alaskan Malamute, Flow, were walking from Bower Street to Hamilton Street in Mill Hill, Blackburn, when the animal ran towards them and locked its jaws around Flow’s rear.
The dog was not on a lead and was without its owner when it attacked Flow, Jools said. It has since been destroyed.
The 35-year-old said: “I was just walking home from my mum’s when this dog bombed it round the corner.
“It was really vicious. I was pulling on Flow’s lead to try to get the dog off her but it just wouldn’t let go.
“I thought she was going to lose her leg.
“The dog was really vicious and at one point I thought, that’s it, it’s going to kill her.”
Jools, who works at Spar in New Chapel Street, eventually tried to kick the dog to encourage it to loosen its grip on her pet.
But the animal only let go of Flow to bite Jools’ leg before sinking its teeth back into the husky-type pet.
A Bower Street resident heard Jools’ cries for help and came out of her house with a broom handle to strike the dog but it was to no avail.
Eventually, a passing takeaway delivery man grabbed the pit bull-type by its hind legs and lifted it off the ground, causing it to let go of Flow.
Jools said: “I was so grateful that he came along and I want to thank him and the lady that came out with the broom handle.
“It was so terrifying. I was screaming, Flow was yelping. I just didn’t know what to do. I’m glad my daughter wasn’t with me at the time.
“I just want people to be aware that there are dangerous dogs out there and to be careful because you just never know what might happen.”
Flow was taken to an emergency vets, where her wounds were dressed and stapled. Jools went to the Urgent Care Unit at Royal Blackburn Hospital for a dressing on her leg.
A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We visited a property in Mill Hill Street and found the pit bull-type dog.
“The dog escaped from the property and ran towards Bower Street and attacked a Alaskan Malamute.
“The owners of the dog said that they were unhappy with the dog’s behaviour and agreed to have it put down and they did so on Tuesday.”
The spokesman said the dog was not a banned breed and had not attacked anyone previously.
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