EAST KILBRIDE SCOTLAND - NEIGHBORS ARE CONCERNED AFTER 2 SEPARATE ATTACKS ON SMALL PETS OCCURRED IN A WEEK KILLING A CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL "TESS" AND SEVERELY MAULING A JACK RUSSELL TERRIER "LOULOU"
A pet dog was last week savaged to death and another horrifically mauled by two vicious STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIERS.
A Cavalier King Charles was killed in one savage attack while out walking in The Murray with its owner on Friday, and a Jack Russell suffered brutal injuries – including having half of its neck ripped open – in another terrifying attack last Wednesday.
The News understands the staffies, who were neither muzzled nor on a leash, escaped from a garden near to Telford Road where the tragic Cavalier was mauled to death.
The dog’s owner was too upset to speak to the News but a friend confirmed the young spaniel, named Tess, was “killed outright” when the powerful beasts clamped their jaws around her throat.
The staffies have been seized by police.
Lou Clarke, the owner of the Jack Russell, Loulou, shared pictures of her pet’s horrendous injuries on Facebook in a bid to warn the community and prevent a child from becoming the next victim.
She said: “I am posting these devastating pictures of my 12 year-old Jack Russell.
“She was brutally attacked when we were on our way to the local shops by two extremely vicious dogs... they had escaped from their garden and together left my little Loulou with eight different wounds all over her body and 40 per cent of her neck torn.
“It took a kind passerby to help fend off these dogs, who is also left upset by the attack.
“This has left me and my family devastated and my poor dog traumatised... how do we know the next attack won’t be a small child?”
Shocked members of the community shared their concerns online saying: “This could have been a child” and “they should have been muzzled and the owners should be held responsible”. Police confirmed this week that a Cavalier was killed in an attack by two Staffordshire bull terriers on Telford Road on Friday, March 25.
A spokeswoman said: “A 33 year-old woman and a 31 year-old man have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal under Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.”
The offence states that the accused is the alleged owner or person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.