Saturday, July 30, 2016

ANDOVER ENGLAND - A SPROCKER SPANIEL "JENNA" WAS MAULED BY A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER AS SHE WAS COMING HOME FROM A WALK WITH A FAMILY MEMBER


A dog was severely injured in an attack by another dog at an Andover park this week.
Jenna,  a Sprocker Spaniel, a cross between a Springer Spaniel and a Cocker Spaniel, was savaged in Vigo Park on Monday.
Her owner, 52-year-old Kevin King, of Acre Court, said: “We were lucky because we thought we were going to lose her.
“There were lots of tears.”
Mr King’s son Gregory was walking Jenna on his own on Monday evening when a STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER escaped its owners and clamped its jaws down on their pet.
Gregory, 25, said: “I was on my way back home and we were just about to jump over the wall to go into our place and before I knew it there was a dog sprinting past me to Jenna.”
Gregory said the dog bit down on Jenna around her head, neck and ear, on her paw, and then on her front right leg.
It took three people to prise the dog off the two-year-old spaniel and a passer-by kindly drove her and Gregory to Foxcotte Veterinary Group for initial treatment.
Gregory and one of the other dog’s owners ended up in A&E briefly.
Kevin said that the owners of the dog told him that it had attacked another dog in the past.
He said: “We never want a dog put down but we don’t want that to happen again, it could’ve been a child.
“I don’t think a young child would’ve survived that.”
As Kevin has only owned Jenna for a few weeks he had not arranged pet insurance and is now having to dip into his dad’s pension pot to pay for the surgery.
The other owners told Kevin they did not have insurance either.
Gregory said: “She lost a lot of blood. It was all over my hands.
“The other guy carried her to the car. There was so much blood. There were so many people comforting her.”
Kevin said he was originally quoted up to £4,000 for Jenna’s surgery, Jenna’s registered vets, Anton Vets, told him it would not cost as much as that to treat her.
Jenna’s right leg was fractured in two places where she has a puncture wound on the upper part of the bone.
She also suffered a fracture lower down the same leg.
Kevin has contacted the police, borough council and dog warden about the incident.
A spokesperson for Test Valley Borough Council said: “We are aware of the incident and will be providing support.



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