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Rescued terrier savaged by greyhounds
A RESCUE dog nursed back to health after being found abandoned by a road has been savaged by dogs at a York country estate.
Helen Ridge was walking her mother’s four-year-old Scottish terrier, Scott, at Beningbrough Hall at the weekend when it was attacked by four greyhounds.
Scott suffered puncture wounds all over his body, a deep cut to his ear and swelling to his leg and Ms Ridge has suffered bad bites on her leg and arm after rescuing him.
Ms Ridge said she felt the greyhounds would have killed Scott had she not intervened.
The Press ran a story about Scott and his owner Sheila Leach, 78, of Rawcliffe, late last year after she nursed him back to health when he was found abandoned by a road in April 2012.
He was filthy, emaciated and covered in sores with feet so badly swollen he could not stand, but had been nursed back to full health.
Mrs Leach said the owners of the greyhounds had told Ms Ridge they did not like small dogs.
She said: “What really appalled me was the thought if that had been a young child or there had been one there at the time? Not only would they have been traumatised by what they had seen but they could have become involved.
“People with dogs which they know don’t like small dogs should not take them out without a muzzle on.
“Scott has been quiet since it happened, he has been lying about and sleeping. He will get better, but it will take time.”
North Yorkshire Police confirmed the incident had been reported to them.