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Mum’s horror as pet Chihuahua ‘torn to pieces’ in dog attack

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Original article from Kent Live

An Ashford woman has been left scared to walk her dogs after her Chihuahua was attacked.

Molly Green, 58, watched in horror as a German Shepherd mauled one of her three Chihuahuas, Buzz, on Breadlands Road in Willesborough.

The nine-year-old dog is currently at the vets and undergoing rigorous surgery after being readmitted at the weekend.

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The nightmare attack happened on Thursday (July 22) when Molly was on the way to meet her son at the local recreational ground.

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She could see the German Shepherd approaching in this distance and began to raise questions over its behaviour.

"I saw the German Shepherd running in and out of the road," she said.

"It was literally stepping in and out of cars, so I stepped to the curb and put my hand up to try and warn oncoming drivers to slow down.

"The dog then saw me and my three Chihuahuas, and I was nervous."

Molly said she had used the local park as a route to walk her dogs every day of the week for the past nine years.

The German Shepherd was off the lead and ran towards the helpless owner and her three dogs.

Buzz's injuries following the dog attack

She said: "It grabbed hold of Buzz and wrenched him out of his collar.

"Buzz was dragged out into the road and the other dog was just tearing him to pieces.

"I was just in fear for my dog and absolutely horrified."

Molly was able to run towards Buzz and scoop him away from the German Shepherd.

The dog then made a move to turn on Woody, but the Chihuahua was able to slip out of its collar and run away to a safe distance.

Rocky, Woody and Buzz (pictured left to right)

"I had one dog under one arm, the other under the other arm and I had to lift Rocky over someone's garden fence and away to safety," she added.

"Buzz has sustained really bad injuries, he went to the vet and had an operation.

"He's got eye damage and his back is like a patchwork quilt."

Buzz was discharged and did return home for two days but is now back at the vet after catching an infection in the wounds, and won't be home until the start of next week.

"He's going to have to have all the infected tissue removed we'll have to put bandage treatment on him which is going to take months," she added.

"He's not eating, it's all just so sad.

"I feel so terrible, I feel like I should have protected my dog but I couldn't."

Sadly, Molly said the horrifying incident will impact on how she walks her dogs in the future.

"I'm scared," she said "I saw a German Shepherd over the park the other day and my immediate reaction was to pick my dogs up.

"I burst into tears in the middle of the park.

"I've been trying to appeal to anyone who may have had any dealings with the German Shepherd, any more information would really help me."

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