Help find dog that mauled our Charlie
A COUPLE have appealed for help to catch the owner of a Staffordshire bull terrier pup that savaged their spaniel.
Patricia Daniel's husband David had called into a newsagents in Shannon Road, east Hull, while walking their dog Charlie.
But while David was inside the shop, Charlie – who was left tied to a lamppost – was attacked by the puppy, which had slipped its leash.
Forklift driver Mr Daniel, 64, was last night too upset to talk about the attack, according to his wife.
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Mrs Daniel, 62, who works at Asda in Bilton, said: "The pair of them arrived home and David collapsed next to the settee.
"Charlie was sitting on the kitchen floor, covered in blood.
"David was traumatised at what had just happened. He just shakes his head whenever you mention it.
"It's very distressing seeing your pet attacked."
Charlie was only released from the jaws of the puppy when a passer-by intervened.
Mrs Daniel thanked the Good Samaritan.
She said: "David told me this man launched a flying kick at the puppy. If he hadn't done that, I doubt Charlie would still be with us now."
Mrs Daniel appealed for help to trace the owner of the terrier.
"According to my husband, this woman did nothing to get her animal off Charlie," she said.
"She just stood there and didn't even try to drag it off Charlie. If she can't control her pet when it is this age, what hope does she have when it's older?
"I would like this woman to call me. We would like an apology and I think the least she can do is pay Charlie's vet bill."
Mrs Daniel took Charlie to the PDSA, a pets' charity in Holderness Road, east Hull, where he was treated for bite wounds.
She said: "He is a lovely little dog.
"Everyone round here loves him to bits.
"He has an ever-so-nice temperament and wouldn't hurt a fly.
"As soon as people heard what happened, I was inundated with cards and presents for Charlie."
Mr and Mrs Daniel, who live on the same street where the attacked happened shortly before 9am on Sunday, reported the incident to police.
"What on earth is this animal going to be like when it reaches maturity?" said Mrs Daniel.
"I think the dog should be put down. It could easily have been a child."
According to a survey carried out by the PDSA last year, more than one million dogs a year in the UK show aggressive behaviour towards others animals or humans each week.
Mr Daniel said the owner of the Staffordshire bull terrier was aged in her forties, about 5ft 2in with mousey coloured hair.
A police spokeswoman asked anyone who knows the identity of the dog owner to call them on the non-emergency phone number 101.
The owner of the Staffordshire bull terrier can, if preferred, call Mrs Daniel on 01482 376695.