A COUPLE are appealing for information after their Jack Russell was badly hurt by a mastiff-like dog on a walk home from the shops.a
Karen and Robert Burton, of Pavilion Way, Eastcote, want the owner of the large, cream coloured animal involved in the attack to help pay for the treatment the little dog needed.
Mrs Burton was walking three-year-old Jack Russell Bobby, in Whitby Road, Eastcote, at about 3pm on Saturday, March 23.
As she approached the junction with Greencroft Avenue, another dog being walked on a retractable lead ran towards Bobby and bit him on the body.
Bobby needed seven hours of treatment at a vet’s surgery, where he had eight stitches in the wounds on his bruised body. The bill from the vet was £596.
Now Mr and Mrs Burton have asked the owner of the dog to come forward and compensate them for the money they had to pay, and for the distress the attack caused.
Mrs Burton recalls talking to a woman in a blue car who may have seen the attack but, in her worried state, she took Bobby home before getting any details from the witness or the other dog owner.
Mr Burton told the Gazette: “My wife was very shaken and was screaming.
“Luckily, someone helped her get the dog off but my wife walked away, scared the dog may attack our dog again.
“It was something that should not have happened. The owner could not control the dog and it should not have had a retractable lead.”
n If you are the owner of the dog, or a witness to the attack, and would like to contact the Burtons, please call our newsdesk on 01895 451 036 or email email@example.com.