Dog left with horrific injuries following Torquay dog attack

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(Last Updated On: September 11, 2017)

A dog is recovering following an attack by another dog in Torquay earlier this month.

The incident happened on Grenville Avenue, Chelston on 1st September at around 6pm. Both the dogs involved were on leads. It is unknown if the person walking the other dog, thought to be a staffy cross, is the owner. Their identity is currently unknown.

The injured dog’s owner, who lives in Torquay told Facebook page Spotted Torquay:

“I want to urge parents not to allow children to walk their small dogs, even if they are responsible and control their own dog, you clearly can’t trust other dog owners to be responsible and cross the road if they know their dog can be temperamental around others.”

The injured dog, a chihuahua, is recovering well following treatment. So far, treatment is said to have cost in the region of £3000 and it is thought he may require ongoing treatment. Although the dog is insured, the owner has had to pay the excess.

His owner has thanked the public for their “well wishes and kind words” and Vets 4 Pets for “being so supportive and doing a great job,”

Road to recovery

The police have been informed of the incident. Log number 180 1/9/17.

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