A DAVYHULME pensioner has said a spate of dog attacks in the area have left dog walkers scared that their pet will be next.

Wendy Embling, was bitten and left covered in blood after Mollie, her nine year-old Jack Russell, was ‘savaged’ by two Pit Bulls in Davyhulme Park on January 11.

“These two dogs came from the bushes and dragged her on her back and they were just pulling and pulling her and she was screaming.

“I lay on top of her until they let go and I was covered in blood and my dog was covered in blood,” she said.

Wendy and Mollie were rushed to Trafford Veterinary Centre on Lostock Road by another dog walker where Wendy learnt there had been three or four similar incidents in recent months.

Now she and other dog walkers in the area are worried that their pet may be next and want police to take action on the dogs responsible.

Wendy reported the incident to the police but was told there was nothing they could do as it was a dog-on-dog attack.

“The police keep saying it is dog-on-dog but it is an offence if a dangerous dog is out of control.

“They almost killed my dog and what’s next? It could be a child. If they are taking them out they should be on a lead and muzzled,” she said.

Dot Gallagher, practice manager at Trafford Veterinary Centre, said over the last few months there had been an increase in the number of dogs being brought into the clinic who had been attacked by other dogs and the clinic had treated three or four similar cases.

Last week Messenger reported another dog attack in Flixton, after Ozzie, an 11-year-old Bichon Frise, was attacked by two Pit Bulls outside his Ascot Drive home on January 27 and left needing emergency surgery.

Ozzie’s owners, the Joyce family, were also told by police that there was nothing they could do.

Debbie Joyce has since been informed that one of the Pit Bulls responsible for attacking Ozzie has been put down by its owner.

An RSPCA spokesperson advised anyone whose pet was attacked by a Pit Bull to contact the police and said it was up to officers to interpret the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act and decide how to act.

A police spokesperson confirmed that in general, no action was taken in a dog-on-dog attack.