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Dog attack victim appeals for her elderly rescuer

A 20 year-old girl, from Solihull, had been walking a four-month-old Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla on fields behind Solihull Sixth Form last Friday when they were attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla puppy Ruby who was attacked by another dog near Solihull Sixth Form last week
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla puppy Ruby who was attacked by another dog near Solihull Sixth Form last week

A YOUNG dog owner, who was attacked while out walking her four-month-old puppy Ruby, is appealing to find the elderly gentleman who came to her aid.

The 20-year-old, from Solihull, had been walking the young Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla in fields behind Solihull Sixth Form last Friday (October 11).

It was around 10.30am when the pair were attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Ruby was left needing emergency treatment at the nearby Willows Veterinary Centre, where she underwent an operation to put staples in her rear leg and remove a large part of her damaged ear.

Her owner, who would not be named, was also bitten and required a course of antibiotics.

But she said the situation could have been far worse if the pensioner, who was walking his own dog, had not intervened to pull off the attacking terrier and help carry Ruby to the car.

“[He was] trying to hit the dog off with his walking stick,” said the owner.

“We would love him to come forward so we can express our appreciation.”

A spokeswoman from West Midlands Police confirmed they were investigating the incident.

If you were the gentleman who helped, or believe you know who it was, call us on 0121 234 5661.

Last week’s incident comes a couple of months after a terrier attacked Louise Williams’ Miniature Schnauzer in Elmdon Park.

 

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