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Two dogs attacked Jack Russell terrier PJ
AN OVERTON woman was horrified when her beloved pet was savaged on a quiet pathway.
Jenny Mason was walking her dog PJ on a lead along Flashetts footpath in Overton on the morning of Friday, August 21, when she saw three dogs running towards her.
Two of them leaped on PJ and began attacking him, biting into his back and legs.
Mrs Mason said: “I just felt disbelief – I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”
Seconds later a woman, thought to be the dog’s owner, appeared and managed to pull the Rottweiler and Alsatian-type dogs off PJ, as Mrs Mason screamed at them to get off.
Her terrified 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier managed to slip his collar and run away in the direction of their home, in Bridge Street, but Mrs Mason said she was able to catch up with him after a few minutes and carry him back to her car, before taking him to the vet.
PJ was kept in overnight and was put on a drip, sedated and given painkillers as the large wounds to his back and the smaller injuries on his legs were dressed.
Mrs Mason said: “It was horrific. He was in so much pain and for days after he wasn’t himself.”
She is now hoping that the owner of the three dogs – the Rottweiler-type and Alsatian-type and another mixed-breed dog she describes as golden in colour with a pointed nose – will step forward.
She said: “I just want to talk to her and for her to see PJ. I just can’t believe those dogs were let out without leads on on a public path.
“There are often children who play down there – it doesn’t bear thinking about what could have happened if there had been children there walking their pets instead of me.”
PJ is expected to make a full recovery.
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