Police were called after a dog’s stomach was ‘ripped open’ by an Alsatian in a Solihull park.
The owner of three-year-old West Highland Terrier Robbie could only watch in horror as the Alsatian cross caught hold of the pooch in his jaw, while he was on his morning walk in Brueton Park, before throwing him several feet along the floor.
Robbie’s owners are now appealing for information after the man walking the Alsatian fled the scene, following the attack last Wednesday morning.
Robbie’s owner, Paul Cutt, was walking the dog through Brueton Park at around 9.15am after dropping his children off at St Peter’s School in Solihull.
Paul’s wife, Angela, said: “It was an horrific attack by all accounts.
“The dog, which looked like an Alsatian cross, had Robbie in his mouth before flinging him a few feet along the field.
“My husband rushed over to him and saw lots of blood. His stomach had been ripped open.
“He could have been killed. And the fact that the owner just fled and didn’t even check if Robbie was okay, is even worse,” she added.
“It’s not the dog’s fault and maybe the owner just panicked and this is the first time it has happened.
“The dog is clearly out of control and was not on a lead at the time.
“We are asking anyone who might know of this dog and his owner to get in touch with us.
“We don’t want this happening to anyone else. My children often walk the dog on their own and this could have easily happened when they were alone.
“This is a route we take all of the time and is popular with other dog walkers.”
A police spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the incident involving a West Highland Terrier, which was attacked by a cross, leaving the dog needing stitches to his side. There were no details of the other owner.”