Council appeal after dog attack

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AN APPEAL has been put out by Daventry District Council after a dog was viciously attacked.

A woman walked her dog, along Western Avenue, Daventry at around 8.30pm when it was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that had run away from its owner. It was stopped when her dog, a whippet, lost consciousness as a result of the attack.

The Staffordshire bull was retrieved by its owner who then left the scene, but the whippet was left seriously injured and in need of immediate veterinary treatment.

The dog is described as being small and white, with a grey patch, and called ‘Scooby’. Its owner is described as a male, possibly in his late teens or early 20s.

DDC’s portfolio holder for environmental health, Cllr Richard Atterbury, said: “We have not been able to identify the dog that carried out this attack or its owner, but it’s important that we do so that we can get in touch and take the appropriate steps to ensure a similar incident doesn’t happen again.

“If anyone has any information that will help us to identify the dog and its owner, please can they contact the Dog Warden at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100.”