Posted on 6th February 2018
Our officers in South Derbyshire have released shocking pictures of an injured pet dog in a warning to owners to keep their dogs under control.
The pictures show the injury caused to the dog after it was attacked by another dog off its lead on fields off Newton Road, Newton Solney.
The incident happened on Monday, January 29 and resulted in the dog needing vet treatment to a seven inch wound.
PCSO Harriet Dunn, who works as part of the Mercia Safer Neighbourhood Team, has issued the pictures, with the agreement of the owner, to issue a warning to dog owners to ensure that they are in control of their pets.
The warning comes as the team received five seperate reports last month of dogs either attacking other dogs, or people walking with their dogs.
In one of these incidents a sheepdog, off its lead, ran at a 7-year-old boy in Aston-on Trent.
PCSO Dunn explained: “With the incident in Newton Solney the owner of the dog that caused the injuries has taken full responsibility, apologised and paid for the vet’s bill for the treatment required.
“However, we feel it is important to remind dog owners and those in charge of dogs, that they have a responsibility to keep them under control.”