Category: Pets

A man has been killed by his pet dog in Cumbria, in a savage attack in front of his teenage daughters.

The 45-year-old was mauled to death by the pet at home, as his daughters tried to “drag the dog off their father,” according to the Mirror.

Police were called to the house in Cleator Moor after reports of a man being attacked.

An inspector said he had “never seen anything like” the scene and that there was “blood everywhere”.

The man’s two teenage daughters aged 19 and 16 risked their own safety for ten minutes trying to pull the dog off their father, The Mirror said.

The dog had been “angry” for several hours and was found shut in a bedroom in a distressed state, the BBC reported.

Insp Gary Hunter told the BBC: “In 20 years I’ve never seen anything like that. The dog had been angry for a good three hours or so.

“There was a lot of blood everywhere and the dog was still in a room quite close to the landing.

“The door wasn’t that secure and behind the door the dog was barking very loudly and trying to get out.”

The dog, thought to be a Staffordshire pitbull crossbreed, was tasered with a taser gun as there was no vet available to tranquilize it, according to reports, and died shortly afterwards.

Cumbria Police said in a statement: “Police were called at 2pm yesterday (May 22nd) to a property on Robert Owen Avenue, Cleator Moor, after a report of a male being attacked by a dog.

“A 45-year-old male – who lived at the property – was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The dog who attacked the male was destroyed. Three other dogs were seized from the property and will be assessed by a specialised police officer.

“The death is being treated as non-suspicious and the Coroner has been informed.”

Source: Pet Dog Kills 45-Year-Old Man In Cumbria In Bloody Attack

A Staffordshire bull terrier has bitten 11 children in a park in Northumberland.

Police are trying to track the owner of the dog, which attacked the children as they played in Burns Avenue, Blyth, at 6.30pm on Wednesday.

The father of one of the children managed to tie it to a fence with a cardigan before officers arrived, the BBC reported. 

The terrier was taken to secure kennels and the force said it was making inquiries to trace the owner. No-one has been arrested.

Nine children were treated in hospital with bite injuries, the Press Association writes.

Six were driven to hospital in Cramlington by relatives while three were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle, by the North East Ambulance Service.

None was thought to be seriously injured.

Source: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bites 11 Children In Blyth Park Dog Attack

A 10-year-old girl suffered serious facial injuries
when she was badly mauled by a Staffordshire bull terrier in North

Emergency crews were called to an area close to Alanbrooke Barracks at Thirsk on Thursday evening.

The girl was taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough where she is due to have surgery to her cheek.

The dog’s owner, a woman aged 21, was arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control in public.

The animal was put down immediately.

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