AYRSHIRE SCOTLAND - AN AMERICAN BULLDOG THAT HAD JUST BEEN ADOPTED FROM THE SCOTTISH BULL TERRIER RESCUE BY A FAMILY WITH 3 CHILDREN....ATTACKED THE 2-YEAR-OLD!
The snarling animal sank its teeth into Ross Jeffrey’s nappy then shook the terrified tot from side to side. His horrified mum Victoria, 35, managed to grab the two-year-old from mutt Lola’s powerful jaws and kick the pet away.
The American bulldog had just been adopted from the Scottish Bull Terrier Rescue and Sanctuary.
The organisation is linked to The Ayrshire Ark — and we told last week how one of its foster animals mauled a girl of three.
Victoria said: “Lola grabbed the front of Ross’s nappy as I got him ready for bed. I was holding him under the arms when she started ragdolling him. I thought she was going to kill him.
“I kicked and kicked her. I was fighting to save Ross’s life. I was thinking I would rather lose my foot than lose my son.”
The dog battered Ross off a door frame during the struggle. Mum-of-three Victoria eventually managed to lock Lola in a room before fleeing with her injured son.
She added: “His groin was black and blue and he was bleeding. A tooth had gone right through his skin. There was no permanent damage but he needed antibiotics.”
After returning from hospital to the home she shares with hubby Andrew, 38, in Irvine, Ayrshire, Victoria barricaded her kids in a room for 17 hours as she waited for cops and a dog warden.
She added: “Lola was in a crate in the living room. I could hear her barking and rattling the cage. We had a chest of drawers over the bedroom door. I had visions of her bursting out.
“As the warden bent down at the cage, there was a horrible growling noise. He said she was dangerous and offered transportation to the vet to have her euthanised.”
Victoria claims she phoned rescue centre owner Zara Brown in Patna, Ayrshire, and asked her to collect Lola after the June attack.
She added: “She checked if my son was OK but made no effort to remove the dog.”