Widow Valerie Wade, 74, is savaged by bull terrier in Foxwood, York

Valerie Wade, of Foxwood, York, with her Yorkshire Terrier, Whisker. Mrs Wade suffered painful bites when she was attacked as she tried to protect her own pet

Valerie Wade shows photogaphs of her injuries

First published in News by

A PENSIONER suffered ten bites to her arm and a bite to her ear by a dog during a brave struggle to save her own pet from being attacked.

Widow Valerie Wade, 74, was out walking her Yorkshire terrier called Whisker in Foxwood, York, when the larger dog bounded over a garden fence and charged towards her.

She scooped up Whisker and held him high above her head as the snarling animal, which she believes is a Staffordshire bull terrier, attacked her on the pavement in Doherty Walk at 6.30pm last Thursday.

The retired carer held grimly on to her dog, which is her only companion, as the bigger dog sank its jaws into her right arm ten times and took a bite out of her right ear.

She said: “I have never been so terrified and petrified in my life. Blood was pouring down my face and neck from my ear and there was blood down my arm from the bites.”

Mrs Wade, of Saddlebrook Court sheltered housing scheme, said she thought she might eventually have been brought to the ground and even killed but for two ‘guardian angels’ who came to her rescue.

Local resident Alison Giles heard her cries for help and came out, accompanied by her elderly mother who was visiting.

Alison spoke to the dog, which she had known since a puppy and is believed to belong to a neighbour, to calm it down.

While Alison took care of Whisker, her mother drove Mrs Wade to York Hospital where she spent more than three hours in surgery. Mrs Wade said she had been told she would need reconstruction work on her ear. “The consultant also said that now the dog has tasted blood it will want more,” she said.

“My conscience will not allow me to keep quiet. I am so worried because there are so many children who play and walk their dogs there. I would not wish this on anyone else.”

Mrs Wade said that when she first passed the dog, it was in a garden and she ignored it. But when she reached the corner and was about to retrace her steps home, it attacked.

“I had just turned around and it had leaped over the fence and was charging like crazy towards me,” she said.

“I grabbed my Yorkie and held him up as high as I could. It attacked me because it could not get at the dog. I was screaming at the top of my voice.”

She said she was discharged early from hospital because the drip she had been put on broke down, but she returned yesterday to have her wounds redressed.

She said her right arm was in a sling, which made life very hard, as she could not even pick up her change off a shop counter without help.

Inspector John Naughton, of North Yorkshire Police, said a 47-year-old man had been reported for the offence of having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place. He appealed for any witnesses to the attack to contact police on 101.

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5:17pm Tue 6 May 14

courier46 says...

Hope this lady makes a full recovery and that it doesn't leave her too shaken to go out in future with her dog.
Hope this lady makes a full recovery and that it doesn't leave her too shaken to go out in future with her dog. courier46
  • Score: 17

5:35pm Tue 6 May 14

Kathy 2010 says...

Very sorry for this lady and hope she is fit and well again soon and that her confidence has not been damaged too much but also very sad because I am sure many people will jump on the bandwagon and blame the breed of dog when it isn't the dog's fault. Staffordshire bull terriers are the loveliest dogs I have ever met and I have met very many.
Very sorry for this lady and hope she is fit and well again soon and that her confidence has not been damaged too much but also very sad because I am sure many people will jump on the bandwagon and blame the breed of dog when it isn't the dog's fault. Staffordshire bull terriers are the loveliest dogs I have ever met and I have met very many. Kathy 2010
  • Score: 35

7:32pm Tue 6 May 14

Kathy 2010 says...

Hmm, very surprised I have been given the thumbs down so many times. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion of course but I do voluntary work with dogs of all breeds for a minimum of three days of every week . I have only been doing this for a couple of years but I used to have dogs of my own and almost all my friends have dogs. I am speaking from my personal experience that's all. Sorry if you feel differently but in America Staffordshire bull terriers are known as "nanny dogs" and indeed they used to be in the UK just because they are so good with children and so very loyal. Unfortunately too many have bad owners and are not properly socialised, either with other dogs or with people and they can be scarred emotionally because of this. They have got a bad, and largely undeserved, reputation. If anyone has ever known a nasty puppy of any breed please let me know because I don't believe they exist. It is what they are subjected to that makes them the dogs they turn out to be.
Hmm, very surprised I have been given the thumbs down so many times. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion of course but I do voluntary work with dogs of all breeds for a minimum of three days of every week . I have only been doing this for a couple of years but I used to have dogs of my own and almost all my friends have dogs. I am speaking from my personal experience that's all. Sorry if you feel differently but in America Staffordshire bull terriers are known as "nanny dogs" and indeed they used to be in the UK just because they are so good with children and so very loyal. Unfortunately too many have bad owners and are not properly socialised, either with other dogs or with people and they can be scarred emotionally because of this. They have got a bad, and largely undeserved, reputation. If anyone has ever known a nasty puppy of any breed please let me know because I don't believe they exist. It is what they are subjected to that makes them the dogs they turn out to be. Kathy 2010
  • Score: 35

4:05am Wed 7 May 14

yorkgirl84 says...

Well i think they need to analyze the teeth of both dogs really i no the dog she is sayin did it he is really soft he would never want to hurt anybody it says he bit her ear as well as her arm, hows he got her ear if her arms r above here head witch means she is covering both ears like i say BOTH DOGS NEED TEETH ANALYSISING bet it shows some bits are off her own dog
Well i think they need to analyze the teeth of both dogs really i no the dog she is sayin did it he is really soft he would never want to hurt anybody it says he bit her ear as well as her arm, hows he got her ear if her arms r above here head witch means she is covering both ears like i say BOTH DOGS NEED TEETH ANALYSISING bet it shows some bits are off her own dog yorkgirl84
  • Score: -51

4:17am Wed 7 May 14

yorkgirl84 says...

BOTH DOGS TEETH NEED TO B ANALYZE ever1 is reading 1side of the story people walk past the dog in question alday everyday hes never done out like this he is so soft, the lady who is the victim wont want to say if her dog bit her also will she, as it says its her only companion n she wont want it putting down other wise she will b alone, but hows the dog in question bit her ear when she clames she had her dog held above her head witch means she had both ears covered by her arms not sayin the dog in question did not bite but her dog could of also turned on her, LIKE I HAVE SAID BOTH DOGS SHOULD HAVE THERE TEETH ANALYZE SOONER THE BETTER
BOTH DOGS TEETH NEED TO B ANALYZE ever1 is reading 1side of the story people walk past the dog in question alday everyday hes never done out like this he is so soft, the lady who is the victim wont want to say if her dog bit her also will she, as it says its her only companion n she wont want it putting down other wise she will b alone, but hows the dog in question bit her ear when she clames she had her dog held above her head witch means she had both ears covered by her arms not sayin the dog in question did not bite but her dog could of also turned on her, LIKE I HAVE SAID BOTH DOGS SHOULD HAVE THERE TEETH ANALYZE SOONER THE BETTER yorkgirl84
  • Score: -70

8:37am Wed 7 May 14

Woody G Mellor says...

yorkgirl84 wrote:
BOTH DOGS TEETH NEED TO B ANALYZE ever1 is reading 1side of the story people walk past the dog in question alday everyday hes never done out like this he is so soft, the lady who is the victim wont want to say if her dog bit her also will she, as it says its her only companion n she wont want it putting down other wise she will b alone, but hows the dog in question bit her ear when she clames she had her dog held above her head witch means she had both ears covered by her arms not sayin the dog in question did not bite but her dog could of also turned on her, LIKE I HAVE SAID BOTH DOGS SHOULD HAVE THERE TEETH ANALYZE SOONER THE BETTER
Go bak 2 skool.
[quote][p][bold]yorkgirl84[/bold] wrote: BOTH DOGS TEETH NEED TO B ANALYZE ever1 is reading 1side of the story people walk past the dog in question alday everyday hes never done out like this he is so soft, the lady who is the victim wont want to say if her dog bit her also will she, as it says its her only companion n she wont want it putting down other wise she will b alone, but hows the dog in question bit her ear when she clames she had her dog held above her head witch means she had both ears covered by her arms not sayin the dog in question did not bite but her dog could of also turned on her, LIKE I HAVE SAID BOTH DOGS SHOULD HAVE THERE TEETH ANALYZE SOONER THE BETTER[/p][/quote]Go bak 2 skool. Woody G Mellor
  • Score: -32

8:38am Wed 7 May 14

Woody G Mellor says...

Kathy 2010 wrote:
Hmm, very surprised I have been given the thumbs down so many times. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion of course but I do voluntary work with dogs of all breeds for a minimum of three days of every week . I have only been doing this for a couple of years but I used to have dogs of my own and almost all my friends have dogs. I am speaking from my personal experience that's all. Sorry if you feel differently but in America Staffordshire bull terriers are known as "nanny dogs" and indeed they used to be in the UK just because they are so good with children and so very loyal. Unfortunately too many have bad owners and are not properly socialised, either with other dogs or with people and they can be scarred emotionally because of this. They have got a bad, and largely undeserved, reputation. If anyone has ever known a nasty puppy of any breed please let me know because I don't believe they exist. It is what they are subjected to that makes them the dogs they turn out to be.
Couldn't agree more! They are a wonderful, loving breed of dog.
[quote][p][bold]Kathy 2010[/bold] wrote: Hmm, very surprised I have been given the thumbs down so many times. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion of course but I do voluntary work with dogs of all breeds for a minimum of three days of every week . I have only been doing this for a couple of years but I used to have dogs of my own and almost all my friends have dogs. I am speaking from my personal experience that's all. Sorry if you feel differently but in America Staffordshire bull terriers are known as "nanny dogs" and indeed they used to be in the UK just because they are so good with children and so very loyal. Unfortunately too many have bad owners and are not properly socialised, either with other dogs or with people and they can be scarred emotionally because of this. They have got a bad, and largely undeserved, reputation. If anyone has ever known a nasty puppy of any breed please let me know because I don't believe they exist. It is what they are subjected to that makes them the dogs they turn out to be.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more! They are a wonderful, loving breed of dog. Woody G Mellor
  • Score: -76

9:55am Wed 7 May 14

courier46 says...

yorkgirl84 wrote:
BOTH DOGS TEETH NEED TO B ANALYZE ever1 is reading 1side of the story people walk past the dog in question alday everyday hes never done out like this he is so soft, the lady who is the victim wont want to say if her dog bit her also will she, as it says its her only companion n she wont want it putting down other wise she will b alone, but hows the dog in question bit her ear when she clames she had her dog held above her head witch means she had both ears covered by her arms not sayin the dog in question did not bite but her dog could of also turned on her, LIKE I HAVE SAID BOTH DOGS SHOULD HAVE THERE TEETH ANALYZE SOONER THE BETTER
Hope it never happens to YOU!.I also know the dog and dogs can change at the drop of a hat ,deffo when they see another dog.I presume you know the owner and are trying to cover up for them.
Trying thinking about this poor lady who has terrible injuries and will i would think affect the way she goes out from now on.
[quote][p][bold]yorkgirl84[/bold] wrote: BOTH DOGS TEETH NEED TO B ANALYZE ever1 is reading 1side of the story people walk past the dog in question alday everyday hes never done out like this he is so soft, the lady who is the victim wont want to say if her dog bit her also will she, as it says its her only companion n she wont want it putting down other wise she will b alone, but hows the dog in question bit her ear when she clames she had her dog held above her head witch means she had both ears covered by her arms not sayin the dog in question did not bite but her dog could of also turned on her, LIKE I HAVE SAID BOTH DOGS SHOULD HAVE THERE TEETH ANALYZE SOONER THE BETTER[/p][/quote]Hope it never happens to YOU!.I also know the dog and dogs can change at the drop of a hat ,deffo when they see another dog.I presume you know the owner and are trying to cover up for them. Trying thinking about this poor lady who has terrible injuries and will i would think affect the way she goes out from now on. courier46
  • Score: 13

10:25am Wed 7 May 14

yorkgirl84 says...

Like i said the dog in question may have bit her but bet some of them bits r from her own dog that's u i said should analyze teeth and bite prints n no in not stickin up 4 owner have not spoke to them about what had happened but i no when my friend has past with her days 1 big n 1small all he wmts to do is play with then
Like i said the dog in question may have bit her but bet some of them bits r from her own dog that's u i said should analyze teeth and bite prints n no in not stickin up 4 owner have not spoke to them about what had happened but i no when my friend has past with her days 1 big n 1small all he wmts to do is play with then yorkgirl84
  • Score: -15

10:27am Wed 7 May 14

again says...

yorkgirl84 wrote:
BOTH DOGS TEETH NEED TO B ANALYZE ever1 is reading 1side of the story people walk past the dog in question alday everyday hes never done out like this he is so soft, the lady who is the victim wont want to say if her dog bit her also will she, as it says its her only companion n she wont want it putting down other wise she will b alone, but hows the dog in question bit her ear when she clames she had her dog held above her head witch means she had both ears covered by her arms not sayin the dog in question did not bite but her dog could of also turned on her, LIKE I HAVE SAID BOTH DOGS SHOULD HAVE THERE TEETH ANALYZE SOONER THE BETTER
Shame on you!
[quote][p][bold]yorkgirl84[/bold] wrote: BOTH DOGS TEETH NEED TO B ANALYZE ever1 is reading 1side of the story people walk past the dog in question alday everyday hes never done out like this he is so soft, the lady who is the victim wont want to say if her dog bit her also will she, as it says its her only companion n she wont want it putting down other wise she will b alone, but hows the dog in question bit her ear when she clames she had her dog held above her head witch means she had both ears covered by her arms not sayin the dog in question did not bite but her dog could of also turned on her, LIKE I HAVE SAID BOTH DOGS SHOULD HAVE THERE TEETH ANALYZE SOONER THE BETTER[/p][/quote]Shame on you! again
  • Score: 7

10:31am Wed 7 May 14

courier46 says...

yorkgirl84 wrote:
Like i said the dog in question may have bit her but bet some of them bits r from her own dog that's u i said should analyze teeth and bite prints n no in not stickin up 4 owner have not spoke to them about what had happened but i no when my friend has past with her days 1 big n 1small all he wmts to do is play with then
So are u saying that those terrible injuries are from her dog and that she is lying,what planet are you from.
Like i said before i hope it dosen`t happen to you because it must have been a very frightening experience for anyone let alone an elder person.
[quote][p][bold]yorkgirl84[/bold] wrote: Like i said the dog in question may have bit her but bet some of them bits r from her own dog that's u i said should analyze teeth and bite prints n no in not stickin up 4 owner have not spoke to them about what had happened but i no when my friend has past with her days 1 big n 1small all he wmts to do is play with then[/p][/quote]So are u saying that those terrible injuries are from her dog and that she is lying,what planet are you from. Like i said before i hope it dosen`t happen to you because it must have been a very frightening experience for anyone let alone an elder person. courier46
  • Score: 7

11:33am Wed 7 May 14

yorkgirl84 says...

No in sayin her dog will also have done some of the damage just coz hers is a Yorkie don't meen its not gunna bite you have read what sort of dog has done something horrible. Yes i feel sorry that shes been bit but come on pictures will make it look worse then it will b
No in sayin her dog will also have done some of the damage just coz hers is a Yorkie don't meen its not gunna bite you have read what sort of dog has done something horrible. Yes i feel sorry that shes been bit but come on pictures will make it look worse then it will b yorkgirl84
  • Score: -10

11:37am Wed 7 May 14

courier46 says...

yorkgirl84 wrote:
No in sayin her dog will also have done some of the damage just coz hers is a Yorkie don't meen its not gunna bite you have read what sort of dog has done something horrible. Yes i feel sorry that shes been bit but come on pictures will make it look worse then it will b
My god,you really do talk a load of sh-t dont you.
Karma yorkgirl84 karma!
[quote][p][bold]yorkgirl84[/bold] wrote: No in sayin her dog will also have done some of the damage just coz hers is a Yorkie don't meen its not gunna bite you have read what sort of dog has done something horrible. Yes i feel sorry that shes been bit but come on pictures will make it look worse then it will b[/p][/quote]My god,you really do talk a load of sh-t dont you. Karma yorkgirl84 karma! courier46
  • Score: 7

1:37pm Wed 7 May 14

victims matter says...

Kathy 2010 wrote:
Very sorry for this lady and hope she is fit and well again soon and that her confidence has not been damaged too much but also very sad because I am sure many people will jump on the bandwagon and blame the breed of dog when it isn't the dog's fault. Staffordshire bull terriers are the loveliest dogs I have ever met and I have met very many.
Yes, it was the dog's fault. It is a pit breed dog, purpose bred to act aggressively. It was just doing what pit bull breeds do. You cannot ever trust a fighting breed dog, and you cannot love or train aggressive traits out of them.
[quote][p][bold]Kathy 2010[/bold] wrote: Very sorry for this lady and hope she is fit and well again soon and that her confidence has not been damaged too much but also very sad because I am sure many people will jump on the bandwagon and blame the breed of dog when it isn't the dog's fault. Staffordshire bull terriers are the loveliest dogs I have ever met and I have met very many.[/p][/quote]Yes, it was the dog's fault. It is a pit breed dog, purpose bred to act aggressively. It was just doing what pit bull breeds do. You cannot ever trust a fighting breed dog, and you cannot love or train aggressive traits out of them. victims matter
  • Score: -3

1:38pm Wed 7 May 14

victims matter says...

Kathy 2010 wrote:
Very sorry for this lady and hope she is fit and well again soon and that her confidence has not been damaged too much but also very sad because I am sure many people will jump on the bandwagon and blame the breed of dog when it isn't the dog's fault. Staffordshire bull terriers are the loveliest dogs I have ever met and I have met very many.
Yes, it was the dog's fault. It is a pit breed dog, purpose bred to act aggressively. It was just doing what pit bull breeds do. You cannot ever trust a fighting breed dog, and you cannot love or train aggressive traits out of them.
[quote][p][bold]Kathy 2010[/bold] wrote: Very sorry for this lady and hope she is fit and well again soon and that her confidence has not been damaged too much but also very sad because I am sure many people will jump on the bandwagon and blame the breed of dog when it isn't the dog's fault. Staffordshire bull terriers are the loveliest dogs I have ever met and I have met very many.[/p][/quote]Yes, it was the dog's fault. It is a pit breed dog, purpose bred to act aggressively. It was just doing what pit bull breeds do. You cannot ever trust a fighting breed dog, and you cannot love or train aggressive traits out of them. victims matter
  • Score: -3

5:06pm Wed 7 May 14

angelmummy2 says...

Im actually witness to this attack and cant believe some of u the bites were from the dog that attacked when the dog grabbed her arm she dropped her own dog and her dog did not bite her the bite to her ear was the first part injured then he got her arm. Shame on u all for being so callous towards this lady she is now petrified and so is her dog. Yes the dog that attacked was normally placid but for some reason that night it wasnt and trust me it looked worse in the flesh when the blood was pouribg down her next onto her clothes
Im actually witness to this attack and cant believe some of u the bites were from the dog that attacked when the dog grabbed her arm she dropped her own dog and her dog did not bite her the bite to her ear was the first part injured then he got her arm. Shame on u all for being so callous towards this lady she is now petrified and so is her dog. Yes the dog that attacked was normally placid but for some reason that night it wasnt and trust me it looked worse in the flesh when the blood was pouribg down her next onto her clothes angelmummy2
  • Score: 4

5:21pm Wed 7 May 14

Kathy 2010 says...

victims matter says...

Kathy 2010 wrote:
Very sorry for this lady and hope she is fit and well again soon and that her confidence has not been damaged too much but also very sad because I am sure many people will jump on the bandwagon and blame the breed of dog when it isn't the dog's fault. Staffordshire bull terriers are the loveliest dogs I have ever met and I have met very many.
Yes, it was the dog's fault. It is a pit breed dog, purpose bred to act aggressively. It was just doing what pit bull breeds do. You cannot ever trust a fighting breed dog, and you cannot love or train aggressive traits out of them.


Well "victims matter" I am afraid I totally disagree with you which is based on a lot of experience. I guess you haven't been as lucky as me and known very many of these wonderful dogs. I am, however, very sorry for this lady and her dog. It must have been a terrifying experience and I hope they are okay very soon. However dogs of all kinds should be kept under control (not least, to keep them safe) and if this dog had been under close supervision then this incident would not have been able to occur. Is that the dog's fault I wonder?!
victims matter says... Kathy 2010 wrote: Very sorry for this lady and hope she is fit and well again soon and that her confidence has not been damaged too much but also very sad because I am sure many people will jump on the bandwagon and blame the breed of dog when it isn't the dog's fault. Staffordshire bull terriers are the loveliest dogs I have ever met and I have met very many. Yes, it was the dog's fault. It is a pit breed dog, purpose bred to act aggressively. It was just doing what pit bull breeds do. You cannot ever trust a fighting breed dog, and you cannot love or train aggressive traits out of them. Well "victims matter" I am afraid I totally disagree with you which is based on a lot of experience. I guess you haven't been as lucky as me and known very many of these wonderful dogs. I am, however, very sorry for this lady and her dog. It must have been a terrifying experience and I hope they are okay very soon. However dogs of all kinds should be kept under control (not least, to keep them safe) and if this dog had been under close supervision then this incident would not have been able to occur. Is that the dog's fault I wonder?! Kathy 2010
  • Score: 1

5:24pm Wed 7 May 14

Kathy 2010 says...

I hope my comment above is able to be understood as the spacing hasn't come out quite right. I wrote the first bit saying that it wasn't the dog's fault and saying I have met very many.

The next bit starting "Yes it was the dog's fault" is what "victims matter" wrote.

I then wrote the final paragraph responding to "victims matter". Sorry for the confusion. I hope it is clear!
I hope my comment above is able to be understood as the spacing hasn't come out quite right. I wrote the first bit saying that it wasn't the dog's fault and saying I have met very many. The next bit starting "Yes it was the dog's fault" is what "victims matter" wrote. I then wrote the final paragraph responding to "victims matter". Sorry for the confusion. I hope it is clear! Kathy 2010
  • Score: 2

6:16pm Wed 7 May 14

angelmummy2 says...

Kathy 2010 wrote:
victims matter says...

Kathy 2010 wrote:
Very sorry for this lady and hope she is fit and well again soon and that her confidence has not been damaged too much but also very sad because I am sure many people will jump on the bandwagon and blame the breed of dog when it isn't the dog's fault. Staffordshire bull terriers are the loveliest dogs I have ever met and I have met very many.
Yes, it was the dog's fault. It is a pit breed dog, purpose bred to act aggressively. It was just doing what pit bull breeds do. You cannot ever trust a fighting breed dog, and you cannot love or train aggressive traits out of them.


Well "victims matter" I am afraid I totally disagree with you which is based on a lot of experience. I guess you haven't been as lucky as me and known very many of these wonderful dogs. I am, however, very sorry for this lady and her dog. It must have been a terrifying experience and I hope they are okay very soon. However dogs of all kinds should be kept under control (not least, to keep them safe) and if this dog had been under close supervision then this incident would not have been able to occur. Is that the dog's fault I wonder?!
Kathy 2010 this dog is often out unsupervised and walked without a lead it used to regularly escape without being noticed I do believe dogs can be raised
Correcrly and trained not to be classed as dangerous but in this instance its not the case
[quote][p][bold]Kathy 2010[/bold] wrote: victims matter says... Kathy 2010 wrote: Very sorry for this lady and hope she is fit and well again soon and that her confidence has not been damaged too much but also very sad because I am sure many people will jump on the bandwagon and blame the breed of dog when it isn't the dog's fault. Staffordshire bull terriers are the loveliest dogs I have ever met and I have met very many. Yes, it was the dog's fault. It is a pit breed dog, purpose bred to act aggressively. It was just doing what pit bull breeds do. You cannot ever trust a fighting breed dog, and you cannot love or train aggressive traits out of them. Well "victims matter" I am afraid I totally disagree with you which is based on a lot of experience. I guess you haven't been as lucky as me and known very many of these wonderful dogs. I am, however, very sorry for this lady and her dog. It must have been a terrifying experience and I hope they are okay very soon. However dogs of all kinds should be kept under control (not least, to keep them safe) and if this dog had been under close supervision then this incident would not have been able to occur. Is that the dog's fault I wonder?![/p][/quote]Kathy 2010 this dog is often out unsupervised and walked without a lead it used to regularly escape without being noticed I do believe dogs can be raised Correcrly and trained not to be classed as dangerous but in this instance its not the case angelmummy2
  • Score: 3

6:33pm Wed 7 May 14

courier46 says...

angelmummy2 wrote:
Im actually witness to this attack and cant believe some of u the bites were from the dog that attacked when the dog grabbed her arm she dropped her own dog and her dog did not bite her the bite to her ear was the first part injured then he got her arm. Shame on u all for being so callous towards this lady she is now petrified and so is her dog. Yes the dog that attacked was normally placid but for some reason that night it wasnt and trust me it looked worse in the flesh when the blood was pouribg down her next onto her clothes
I agree that there was the odd stupid comment on here but i hope that most people will have a great deal of sympathy for this lady (and her dog).
[quote][p][bold]angelmummy2[/bold] wrote: Im actually witness to this attack and cant believe some of u the bites were from the dog that attacked when the dog grabbed her arm she dropped her own dog and her dog did not bite her the bite to her ear was the first part injured then he got her arm. Shame on u all for being so callous towards this lady she is now petrified and so is her dog. Yes the dog that attacked was normally placid but for some reason that night it wasnt and trust me it looked worse in the flesh when the blood was pouribg down her next onto her clothes[/p][/quote]I agree that there was the odd stupid comment on here but i hope that most people will have a great deal of sympathy for this lady (and her dog). courier46
  • Score: 4

6:40pm Wed 7 May 14

Kathy 2010 says...

angelmummy2 - if this dog is out regularly on its own then, in my opinion, it is not being looked after properly and I feel very sorry for it. Irresponsible owners cause so many problems and ultimately the dogs are the losers in the end. Very sad.
angelmummy2 - if this dog is out regularly on its own then, in my opinion, it is not being looked after properly and I feel very sorry for it. Irresponsible owners cause so many problems and ultimately the dogs are the losers in the end. Very sad. Kathy 2010
  • Score: 6

10:00pm Wed 7 May 14

YorkshireCat says...

Poor lady, another irresponsible owner, don't blame the breed something has obviously startled the dog to make it act the way it did or perhaps it just doesn't like other dogs, it should never have been left unattended, this is how innocent dogs get put down at fault of their owner. I wish the lady a quick recovery, any breed of dog can turn lets just remember this.
Poor lady, another irresponsible owner, don't blame the breed something has obviously startled the dog to make it act the way it did or perhaps it just doesn't like other dogs, it should never have been left unattended, this is how innocent dogs get put down at fault of their owner. I wish the lady a quick recovery, any breed of dog can turn lets just remember this. YorkshireCat
  • Score: 4

11:29am Thu 8 May 14

PhilR@Strike says...

Doesn’t matter if it's the Dogs Fault, Dog Breed, lack of supervision or owners fault? Bottom line, if a dog bites a member of the Public, it has got to be put down. Could be a child next time (as if attacking an elderly lady is not bad enough?)
Doesn’t matter if it's the Dogs Fault, Dog Breed, lack of supervision or owners fault? Bottom line, if a dog bites a member of the Public, it has got to be put down. Could be a child next time (as if attacking an elderly lady is not bad enough?) PhilR@Strike
  • Score: -2

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