Savaged: Woman is mauled by bully canine as she tries to avoid wasting pet

  • Traumatised sufferer left lined in blood after horror assault in village 

A lady was bitten within the face by a robust bulldog-type canine as she tried to guard her pet from being mauled.

The assault left the ‘traumatised’ girl lined in blood.

The girl was out together with her three-month-old pet within the village of Bothwell, Lanarkshire, yesterday morning when the incident occurred.

She was handled at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride for an damage to her face and later reported the assault to the police.

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A passer-by who helped her after she had been bitten mentioned the proprietor of the ‘bully, bulldog, Staffy-type dog’ was a girl who ‘just kept walking’.

The pet was additionally bitten however just isn’t thought to have suffered life-threatening accidents.

Another canine walker who went to the girl’s assist at round 8am yesterday mentioned: ‘She was very stressed and covered in blood. She had been bitten on the face. There was a lot of blood.

‘She said a dog had got away from its owner and had attacked the pup. She went to separate them and was bitten.’

The witness added: ‘She phoned her partner who came to take her to hospital. She was very ­distressed. The puppy had been bitten as well but seemed OK. The poor girl was traumatised.’

A passer-by who stopped to assist posted on social media: ‘Not to add fuel to the ­dangerous dogs debate but just been out with the dog and met a girl who had moments before been bitten on the face by someone else’s canine whereas attempting to guard her pet. The proprietor of the canine simply stored strolling. Keep your eyes peeled for a girl with a bully, ­bulldog, Staffy-type canine.’

In a warning on social media, ­Bothwell Post Office mentioned: ‘Beware. A ­bulldog/bully type dog got off its owner’s leash and attacked a pet. Whilst attempting to ­separate the canines, the proprietor of the pet was bitten within the face. Please watch out and alert all canine homeowners within the space.’

Police Scotland mentioned: ‘Around 10.40am on Friday, February 9, we were made aware of a woman being attacked by a dog in the Silver­trees area of Bothwell.

‘The woman attended at hospital for treatment. Inquiries are ongoing.’