GRIMSBY LINCOLNSHIRE ENGLAND - A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER VICIOUSLY ATTACKED A YORKIEPOO OUTSIDE A CONVENIENCE STORE LEAVING THE LITTLE DOG WITH SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES
A dog has been seriously injured in an attack by another dog in Grimsby.
The incident occurred at around 4.30pm on Monday at Fiveways, when a dog, believed to be a STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER-TYPE, went for Yorkie-poodle Jess, as her owner was tying it up before she entered the shop.
Owner Marilyn Osborne said Jess is now under veterinary care, after suffering a number of serious head injuries in the attack, and is unable to stand up, with vets believing this could stem from a brain injury.
According to Marilyn, she was about to tie up her dog outside the new Ramsdens Convenience store on Carr Lane, when the other dog went to attack hers, apparently in such a forceful manner that it caused the person holding its lead to be thrown to the ground.
It is then claimed that the other dog bit Jess around the head, and started shaking her "like she was a rabbit," and wouldn't let her go, despite many onlookers hitting it and throwing water on it, in an effort to save the little dog's life.
Marilyn, at the time, believed her dog had been killed, and is extremely thankful to the kind couple who helped her take Jess to the vet after the incident.
Since the attack, there has been a strong outcry from local residents in the area, all wishing to help Marilyn and her dog get better, with people posting messages of support, and one person even going as far as to start a JustGiving account to help raise the money for veterinary bills, which has so far raised nearly £400.
Marilyn's son Dave Raynor said: "The response that we have had on social media has been overwhelming, with people all over the area lending us their support and help, and we would especially like to thank the kind woman, Pat Wright, who has started the JustGiving page, it has really taken us back how generous some people can be."
Staff at Clee Veterinary Centre confirmed Jess was being treated there and added: "She is recovering slowly but is doing okay."
Humberside Police are investigating the incident and are asking for the owner of the dog allegedly responsible for the attack to come forward.
A spokesperson said: "Enquiries are in their early stages at this time in relation to claims that a person may have allowed a dog to be dangerously out of control.
"The owner of the other dog has not as yet come forward. Witnesses have spoken to police and enquiries are continuing."
Anyone with further information is asked to call Humberside Police on 101 quoting crime reference number 2228783.