FLEETWOOD ENGLAND - A 67-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS LEFT NEEDING EMERGENCY SURGERY AFTER BEING BITTEN BY AN AKITA OR HUSKY TYPE DOG WHILE WALKING HOME FROM SHOPPING
The 67-year-old woman was subjected to the terrifying attack after after attempting to stroke the dog in Lord Street, Fleetwood close to the port’s Asda store.
The dog, called ‘Cracker’, believed to be a HUSKY OR AKITA TYPE DOG, has now been seized and put down, police said. The episode has been labelled ‘frightening’ and led to calls for more to be done to tackle dangerous dogs. The dog, described by police as ‘fluffy, with white and cream fur and a large face’, was being walked on its lead at around 9pm on Friday. Officers said it attacked the woman’s right forearm after she mistook it for a neighbour’s dog and reached to pet it. Pictures of the injuries were to graphic to print. The victim was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital before being transferred to Royal Preston Hospital for specialist treatment. Officers said the dog’s owner was not arrested and agreed to hand the pet over to the police and a council dog warden to be put down.