Dog news: Pet mauled to death in front of heartbroken owners – police launch appeal | UK | News
Police are asking for information following the incident at Newsham Park, Liverpool, on August 31st. Lloyd Medland and partner Kelly Ainsworth were walking their two dogs when one of their pets, Flossy, was attacked by a bullmastiff guy.
They took three-year-old Bichon Frize to the vets, but she died of her injuries shortly afterwards.
Merseyside police asked anyone with information to contact them.
Inspector Phil Ryan said, “This was a horrific incident in which a dog was unfortunately dead.
“I want to make it clear that we will not tolerate irresponsible dog ownership.
“It is a criminal offense for a dog to get dangerously out of control in a public place, and dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their dog is on a leash and under control.
“I would also ask anyone who has information about this incident or any dangerous dogs around them to contact us so we can take action.”
Mr Medland and Mrs Ainsworth were out walking with Flossy and their other dog, an eight year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Leah, when the incident occurred.
The couple had their two pets on leashes when Mr Medland heard a scream.
He told the Liverpool Echo, “I had my back to my partner who was holding the two dogs and only heard screams from behind me.
“I ran over and saw my partner on the floor, my other dog was now walking around easily.
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He added, “Our dog was doing badly, I’ll never forget that.
“She screamed, I felt sick and I was scared because the dog was an absolute animal.
“I have my other dog in my hand, but I’m also watching my dog get killed. I was helpless, absolutely helpless.
“I felt helpless and couldn’t react because if I let go of our other dog and we manage to get rid of the big dog, this dog could do it.”
Flossie died shortly after arriving at the vets.
Mr. Medland and Ms. Ainsworth later contacted the police.