SPEKE, MERSEYSIDE ENGLAND - AN ILLEGAL PIT BULL INVADED A GARDEN TO ATTACK AND KILL A BELOVED RESCUE SCOTTISH TERRIER "DAISY" - ARMED POLICE WERE CALLED - IT TOOK AN HOUR AND 20 MINUTES TO FINALLY GET A SHOTGUN AND KILL IT!!!
Armed police shot dead a dog after it attacked a grandmother in her Speke garden and killed her Scottish terrier.
Loraine Jackson, 48, was rushed to hospital with a suspected broken hand after being bitten by the dog – believed to be an illegal pit bull terrier – in the horrific attack on East Millwood Road last night.
Police arriving at the scene reportedly hit the out-of-control animal, which appeared to have been roaming the streets, with fire extinguishers to try to stop it eating rescue dog Daisy before armed officers were called in to shoot it.
Ms Jackson was left distraught by the attack and is currently in hospital awaiting surgery after suffering injuries to her hand as she tried to free her pet Daisy from the dog’s jaws.
Her daughter, Samantha, told how the dog had burst through the grandmother-of-two’s gate and savaged Daisy as she returned from a walk at around 8.30pm yesterday.
The 25-year-old mum-of-two said: “My mum was on the corner of her road when this dog’s come over sniffing Daisy.
“Mum was trying to put Daisy into the garden and shut the gate but the pit bull burst through and attacked Daisy. It bit my mum on the hand as she tried to get Daisy away.
“The police came and were guarding the garden and trying to stop the dog eating our dog.
“They had a fire extinguisher and were hitting the dog with it.
"IT TOOK AN HOUR AND 20 MINUTES FOR THE DOG TO BE SHOT BY POLICE."
“In the end they got a shotgun and shot it in next door’s garden, where it had dragged Daisy into.”
Samantha said her mother had been left distraught by the attack and said her two-year-old son Harry could easily have been there at that time.
She said: “Mum looks after Harry and quite often takes Daisy for a walk with her.
“Thank God he wasn’t there.
“We want to know where this dog came from, who the owner is.
“Mum is distraught, Daisy was her world. She’s a rescue dog and she’s had her for five years. She’s really upset and shaken.
“Police told us it was a pit bull, an illegal dog.
“We’re so angry, we don’t understand this.
“Daisy was a rescue dog, she was scared of her own shadow and wouldn’t hurt a fly.”