A MUCH-loved family pet was attacked and badly injured by another dog in a borough park.
Jo Bartlett said her teenage daughter has suffered nightmares since the incident on Bank Holiday Monday.
Thirteen-year-old Amy had taken Hettie, a miniature schnauzer, into the parkland, off Woodlea Drive. But while she was out, Hettie was bitten by a German Shepherd-type dog, off the lead.
Now mum-of-one Jo, who lives in nearby St Alphege, is keen to speak to the animal’s owner.
“I would just like to speak to them and get some assurances that this won’t happen again,” she said. “If my daughter and her friends had been younger, it’s quite scary to think they could have got in the way.”
Vets at the Willow Veterinary Centre reckon that Hettie had a lucky escape - the bite narrowly missed a nerve. The two-year-old pooch needed £600 treatment, but Jo was insured and her pet is expected to make a full recovery.
“She’s a bit sore and she might be wary of dogs from now on, which is a shame because she’s such a lovely dog. That area is popular with dog walkers, but this is the first time I’ve known something like this happen.”
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