Horrifying moment, screaming mother rushes to protect her one-year-old daughter and pet dog as out-of-control Staffordshire Bull Terrier rushes towards them and begins savage attack.
- The woman was walking with her dog and child in the suburbs of Sheffield
- Staffordshire bull terrier attacked his pet, seriously injuring him
Shocking footage shows a mother trying to protect her young daughter – after an out-of-control dog attacked her own pet.
The woman was pushing her one-year-old child in a tricycle while walking her dog when a Staffordshire bull terrier rushed towards them on Richmond Road in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on September 2.
The bull terrier then attacked the woman’s dog as she tried to push her daughter away, who can be heard crying.
In the gruesome video, the mother can be heard screaming “get your dog, let him go” as she tried to ward off her own pet while protecting her daughter.
Eventually, the staffy’s owner managed to grab his dog and pull him away.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier escaped from his home on September 2 and attacked a woman and her pet who were walking on the street in Sheffield.
The larger dog mauled the woman’s pet. She and her young daughter suffered superficial injuries. Her pet needed treatment at the local vet
The woman and her daughter both suffered superficial injuries in the attack.
Dog law enforcement officer PC Paul Jameson is now urging pet owners to take responsibility for their dogs and stop them escaping.
He said: “Your dog is your responsibility.
“If he attacks someone or creates fear in our communities, you’re the one being held responsible, you’re the one being prosecuted, but your dog could also be euthanized.”
“If you know your dog may escape from your yard, fix it.
Police are warning dog owners to keep their pets under control and ensure they cannot escape from their homes.
“Build higher fences, put a lock on the gate, put up signs so people are aware and don’t come in.”
“Keep your dog on a leash and if you know your dog doesn’t like other dogs, walk him in quieter areas and not during peak hours.”
PC Jameson also said dog owners cannot think they know their dogs best and “it is dangerous to apply human thinking to a dog’s behavior”.
He said, “Don’t be complacent. Don’t think it won’t happen, don’t think you know your dog best.
“These are animals – even the most relaxed animals in certain situations can be under stress, which can cause a reaction born of fear.”
“It’s an animal’s instinct and it’s our role to understand these situations, spot the signs your dog is giving you and remove them, or the stressor.”
“Dogs think like dogs and it is dangerous to apply human thinking to a dog’s behavior.
“It is the same in your own home; teach your children from a young age to respect dogs, don’t let them climb or jump on them, make sure your dog has a quiet place to go, which is his space, away from family life.
“Sometimes, simple, inexpensive, common-sense changes can make a difference. »
The dog in the video was seized by officers, but was later returned to its owner with conditions and instructions to follow.
The animal owner is subject to restorative justice for the harm caused to the victims.