Two pet dogs have died after they were savagely attacked in front of their owners by ‘bull terriers’ within days of each other in St Annes.
One pet was a 12-year-old blind poodle that had to be put down by a vet after being brutally mauled in a park.
The other, said to be a Chinese Crested dog, was attacked on St Annes beach by three dogs.
An appeal has gone out to find the killer dogs’ owners.
The incident involving the poodle took place last Wednesday.
The pet was being walked by its owner in Ramsgate Road Park at about 12.15pm when the Staffordshire Bull Terrier struck.
This was a vicious and entirely unprovoked attack by the Staffy upon a helpless smaller dog
The poodle’s owner managed to part the dogs but, in her rush to save her pet, she failed to get an accurate description of the Staffordshire’s owner, other than that he was an elderly man.
Fylde Council’s dog wardens are now appealing for public help in tracing the terrier’s owner.
Sarah Wilson, who is in charge of the dog warden service, said: ‘This was a vicious and entirely unprovoked attack by the Staffy upon a helpless smaller dog.
“Terrifying as well for the poodle’s owner.
“All we know is that the owner was an elderly man and that the Staffordshire bull terrier was black and wore a studded collar.
“We want to make sure that owners and their dogs are safe when exercising in Fylde.”
Fylde Council confirmed the other incident last Monday after the owner of the dog that was attacked and killed posted a Facebook message.
Teresa Binner, in an appeal for help, said: “My dog was savagely attacked by three dogs and killed on Monday on St Annes beach.”
She said the owner said he was from Lytham and that he had three dogs, two brown, one white, “something like American bull dogs/Staffies, that type”.
She continued: “It was an horrific attack, we are devastated.”
A Fylde Council spokesperson said: “There was a cross breed on the beach at St Annes which attacked and killed a Chinese crested dog.
“We’ve had a report of the attack and are trying to investigate it at the moment, but we have no more information than that.”
Anybody with information, or who knows the owner of the dogs, is asked to contact the town hall on 01253 658658 to assist us with the authority’s investigations.