Rottweilers attack Hale woman's dog as it is walked along River Bollin

Rottweilers attack Hale woman's dog as it is walked along River Bollin

Ruby after her operation

Ruby

First published in News Messenger Newspapers: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A ROTTWEILER and what is believed to be a Rottweiler cross attacked a Hale woman’s dog as it was being walked along the River Bollin.
 

The owner of the Springer Doodle, Jessica Rowlands, 34, wants to warn other dog owners to be vigilant when walking in the area, as the owners of the Rottweiler left the scene without apologising for the attack.


Jessica’s in-laws, who live with her on Ashley Road, were walking her dog, Ruby, at around 11am on March 10, when they saw the Rottweilers were not on leads.


“My in-laws asked the owners of the dogs to put them on the lead as they were bouncing everywhere and it was unsettling with them being such big dogs,” said Jessica.


“When Ruby went down to the water, they went after her and attacked her – she is very shaken and has a bite mark at the top of her leg which is about the size of an egg.”


Ruby had to be taken to a vet and required an operation due to the size of the cut in her side.


Inspector Laura Burgess, from Trafford South INPT, said: “We take dog attacks very seriously as we are aware of the impact this can have on the dogs and owners.


“Thankfully there are very few serious incidents but we need information from the public when they do occur to assist the investigations by the police and RSPCA.”
 

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9:48am Tue 18 Mar 14

reecesanford says...

Absolute rubbish from the police.
My dog has been attacked twice and the police dont care. They say there are no laws on dog on dog attacks.
Our dog was attacked by 2 bull mastiffs off lead and no collars.
My wife rang the police and was told someone would get back to her from the dog warden section.
No suprise no call came back.
Absolute rubbish from the police. My dog has been attacked twice and the police dont care. They say there are no laws on dog on dog attacks. Our dog was attacked by 2 bull mastiffs off lead and no collars. My wife rang the police and was told someone would get back to her from the dog warden section. No suprise no call came back. reecesanford
  • Score: 1

10:25am Tue 18 Mar 14

Altysmiffy says...

Shoot the dog owners, not the dogs!
Shoot the dog owners, not the dogs! Altysmiffy
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3:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

caroleee says...

I live in Hale, My Lhasa Apso was attacked by two Rottweilers in Melrose Park. One of them jumped up at me too! The owners behaved as though it was my fault their Rottweilers attacked my Lhasa. They walked away with an arrogant attitude too.

The law shouls state that dangerous dogs such as Rottweilers are to be kept on a lead, by Law. Many people are firghtened by these dogs that are very big and do have a reputation of being aggressive, and they bite!
I live in Hale, My Lhasa Apso was attacked by two Rottweilers in Melrose Park. One of them jumped up at me too! The owners behaved as though it was my fault their Rottweilers attacked my Lhasa. They walked away with an arrogant attitude too. The law shouls state that dangerous dogs such as Rottweilers are to be kept on a lead, by Law. Many people are firghtened by these dogs that are very big and do have a reputation of being aggressive, and they bite! caroleee
  • Score: 3

4:16pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Moses05 says...

Owner drives a dark colored Audi 4x4. I've seen these 2 dogs at the Ashley Mill Lane part of the Bollin. No leads, no muzzles.They scared the hell out of my nephew. Totally irresponsible.
Owner drives a dark colored Audi 4x4. I've seen these 2 dogs at the Ashley Mill Lane part of the Bollin. No leads, no muzzles.They scared the hell out of my nephew. Totally irresponsible. Moses05
  • Score: 0

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