A DISTRAUGHT dog owner described the moment a rottweiler attacked his helpless shih tzu on Woodlands Estate as ‘something out of a horror movie’.
Simon Rogers and wife Sanna were walking their precious pet, Mooka, on March 25 when the vicious rottweiler pounced and completely ripped an eye out of his socket.
The 32-year-old’s attempts to restrain the loose dog came too late as the damage, which has left Mooka blind in one eye, had already been done.
“A black dog off its lead just came charging at us and went for Mooka (who was on his lead),” the Baxters Green resident said.
“It was gorging on his cheekbone, ripping off Mooka’s collar and ripping out his eye.
“I dived on the floor and put my hands around his face as my wife ran off with Mooka really distraught.
“It was like something out of a horror movie - it was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”
For a whole week after the incident little Mooka wouldn’t eat any food and had to be fed through a syringe.
Sanna admitted that she nearly passed out after seeing the damage and the pair were too concerned about their pet to worry about the feeble apology from the woman owner.
The young couple are suffering all sorts of emotions but Simon can’t decide which is the worst.
“We’ve been left with a very apprehensive, scared and nervous dog who doesn’t want to leave our sights,” he said.
“The attack has also cost us nearly £2,000 in vet bills.
“And to make matters worse the woman owner simply said ‘sorry’ and walked off - what kind of apology is that?”
Local neighbour and fellow dog-walker John Evans condemned the attack and insisted that dangerous dogs must be kept on leads.
“It’s only instinct for big dogs to fight but I want the owner to apologise properly.
“The poor couple’s dog is like their little baby.”
Simon confirmed that officers from Solihull Police Station are looking into the incident after reporting it on March 28 although a spokesman for West Midlands Police said they couldn’t find anything on their records.