Last week my family's six month old Shih Tzu puppy, Cookie, was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that was NOT on a leash.
The dog's owners did nothing to prevent or stop the attack.
After five nights in hospital, constant pain relief in the form of morphine and methadone, and surgery to remove one of his eyes, Cookie is now back home where he belongs.
Please read this full report from the Swindon Advertiser for more details as I am finding it very hard to keep re-telling this story and I want to move on from this utterly harrowing experience for Cookie and everyone who loves him (which is A LOT of people).
Please also see this Facebook post to see pictures of the dangerous dog and it's irresponsible owners who need to be brought to justice.
Cookie is the most wonderful and beautiful dog anyone could ever wish for. He has totally changed mine and my whole family's lives for the better.
We have done as much as we can to make others aware of the culprits and it is now in the hands of the general public to come forward and identify the callous perpetrators who do not deserve to own an animal of their own.
If you know them, live near them, see them around your street or Coate Water, PLEASE CALL 101 and report them.
They have a dog capable of causing serious harm and no control over it.