The brutal moment when a large unleashed dog bites a small dog by the throat and drags her ‘like a rag doll’ has been captured on video.
Animal lover Shani Francis took her King Charles cavalier named Ruby out for a walk when her pet was attacked by a mastiff cross on Hill Farm Drive in Clyde in southwest Melbourne on Saturday, July 18 at 11:45 am.
The young woman was then with her friend Rachel, who also walked her dog, a staff cross called Bucky.
CCTV footage from a nearby house shows the killer dog sprinting to Ruby at full speed from behind before wrapping his mouth around her neck.
After Mrs. Francis liberated Ruby, the wild dog turned his attention to Bucky and bit him on the back. The killer dog owner then fled the scene without exchanging details.
Ms. Francis paid $ 11,000 for Ruby’s operations, using her credit card to the maximum and leaving her just $ 0.25 in her bank account, but her “best friend” died Monday.
She has since decided to take matters into her own hands by one petition from change.org enforcing ‘mandatory exchange of data after an animal attack’.
Animal lover Shani Francis (pictured) took her King Charles Cavalier named Ruby out for a walk when her pet was attacked on Hill Farm Drive in Clyde in southwest Melbourne on Saturday, July 18 at 11:45 am
CCTV footage from a nearby house shows the killer dog sprinting to Ruby at full speed from behind before wrapping his mouth around her neck
The video of the incident begins with the killer dog sprinting down Mrs. Francis’s legs before tearing up Ruby, who was on a leash.
“It was awful, she (Ruby) looked like a little rag doll,” said Mrs. Francis 9News.
Mrs. Francis’ girlfriend Rachel took action and quickly grabbed the aggressive dog by the scruff of skin, giving Mrs. Francis a small window to free Ruby.
“There were bits of meat hanging from her under her belly, blood on my clothes and my hands, and I was just holding her, a little bent over to protect her,” she said.
The killer dog then turned his attention to Rachel’s dog Bucky, biting his back and “caused several deep stab wounds,” said Ms. Francis’ petition.
Finally, Rachel managed to control the killer dog when the owner, an unknown man, arrived on the scene.
While Bucky’s injuries (right) were treatable, Ruby’s injuries (left) required extensive surgery totaling $ 11,000
Ruby with extensive bandages and snakes to treat her injuries. After extensive operations, Ruby died on Monday
“He (the man) had no control over it (his dog), he didn’t say a word to me and all he said to Rachel was” let go of his dog, “Mr. Francis wrote online.
“The man then got back in his car with his dog and made a U-turn to avoid driving past Rachel and me with our bleeding dogs in hand.
“He had no idea that Ruby was bleeding all over me and hanging meat on her little body or that we weren’t bitten ourselves.
“Our dogs could have bleed on the spot and he still didn’t stop, he chose to be an absolute coward and tried to run away.”
Post-attack photos show visible flesh on Ruby’s legs and torso, and two deep punctures on Bucky’s back.
While Bucky’s injuries were treatable, Ruby’s injuries required extensive surgery totaling $ 11,000.
Mrs. Francis and her cat. The animal lover said Ruby’s dead as ‘losing my best friend’
Mrs. Francis has one GoFundMe page and raised $ 4,523 from her goal of $ 10,232, but still had to maximize her credit card and spend her savings, leaving only 25 cents left.
Ruby died on Monday and now Ms. Francis has started one petition from change.org “fighting for the mandatory exchange of information after a dog attack”.
“Ruby was the pinnacle of my life, and it’s heartbreaking that I can’t even walk around my block without fear of a dog attack and losing my best friend,” wrote Francis.
“I would hate to see this happen to anyone else and anyway, we can limit the damage and increase the consequences of not being responsible for these dog owners will help the community.”
Little is known about the owner of the mysterious dog, except that he was a white man driving a 2014 gray Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The killer dog is said to be a black Mastiff X Great Dane, but he didn’t have a leash or collar to identify his name or owner.
Ms. Francis has since decided to take matters into her own hands by starting a petition on change.org (photo) to enforce ‘mandatory data sharing after an animal attack’