A SHORT afternoon walk ended in tragedy for a mum who watched on in terror as two powerful pitbulls killed the family’s tiny terrier.
Jenny Wright was walking her daughter’s year-old Yorkshire terrier Dotty when two dogs began barking on the other side of the street.
The 42-year-old, who was with two close friends at the time, described what happened next as "carnage".
"We were walking along a quiet street in broad daylight when these two huge white beasts came running at us,” she claimed.
"Dotty didn’t stand a chance. They just grabbed her and ripped her off the lead.
"I was trying to pull the dogs off Dotty but they grabbed my scarf and pulled me to ground.”
After finally pulling Dotty clear of the dogs - thought to be American pitbulls - Mrs Wright rushed Dotty to a vet by car.
She said: "She was bleeding to death on my lap.
"There was nothing the vets could do though. She had literally been pulled apart by those dogs.
"Her little teeth wouldn’t have done anything against those dog’s muscles."
She added: "They have the taste of blood in their mouths and should be destroyed."
After sustaining bites to her hands during the attack, the beauty therapist has written to Bromley and Chislehurst MP Bob Neill with a warning about dangerous dogs.
Bromley police have confirmed they sent armed officers to Oakdene Avenue, Chislehurst, to deal with the attack on November 6 at around 4pm.
The dogs were taken away to kennels where they await the outcome of any legal proceedings.
A man aged 24 and a woman aged 21 have been arrested for being in charge of a dangerously out-of-control dog. They have been bailed until next month.
News Shopper, November 19, 2009
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