Thug sets pitbull on pet dog George

A dog owner today spoke of her horror at the sight of her beloved pet being attacked by a pitbull terrier in South Staffordshire.

Thug sets pitbull on pet dog George

A dog owner today spoke of her horror at the sight of her beloved pet being attacked by a pitbull terrier in South Staffordshire.

Caroline Harvey said she felt helpless after a yob goaded his animal into mauling her west highland terrier George who was left with severe puncture wounds to his neck.

The attack at 5.45pm in Perton on Monday was witnessed by shoppers and children, and is being investigated by police.

Miss Harvey had tied George to a post outside a newsagents in Perton Road while she collected a prescription from the chemist.

"When I returned to untie him I saw a young yob with a pitbull-type dog," said the 49-year-old. "He was urging his dog to attack my Westie.

"As I hurried closer, he shoved his dog right up to the face of my dog and it gripped his head. The owner made no attempt to undo what he had done.

"Myself and another man were bitten while trying to separate the dogs. "Miraculously, my dog survived having his head trapped in the pitbull's mouth for what seemed an eternity.

"The incident distressed and upset me so much that I couldn't sleep."

Miss Harvey, who lives in Perton, said George suffered three puncture wounds, with one just centimetres away from his jugular.

Police are checking CCTV footage. Call officers on 0300 123 4455.

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