A three-year-old girl watched in horror as her pet dog had its leg ripped off by a bullmastiff during a savage attack.
Little Nyiahh Agordo was with her older sister, Paris Evans, nine, and their mum, Hannah Grundy, shopping in Kirkham, when the brutal attack, which nearly cost their dog Teddy his life, was launched.
Miss Grundy, 25, of Garstang Road South, Wesham, had popped into a shop on Poulton Street, leaving Paris to look after the dog, a Yorkshire terrier, around 4pm.
When she heard them scream she ran out to see 10-year-old Teddy clutched in the jaws of the bullmastiff.
Her mother, Lorraine White, who shares ownership of Teddy, said: “It savaged our little dog to the point his little leg was ripped off.
“My daughter and two other men who intervened had to fight to get it off him, but it went for the kill. It was shaking Teddy while he was in his mouth – it was like he was a bone to him and he was going to die if the dog didn’t let go.
“In the end, the two men were wrestling with the dog and it finally let go. It was horrific.”
Teddy was taken to the PDSA in Blackpool, where vets had to amputate what was left of his leg and treat severe wounds to his back.
Mrs White said: “He is very, very poorly. We’ve been sat up nursing him. We’ve been turning him every two hours as he can’t move very well on his own and we’ve been bottle feeding him. The whole thing came from nowhere and we were really worried we were going to lose him.”
Police in Blackpool confirmed they had been made aware of the attack on May 14.
A spokesman said it was believed the dog had escaped from its owner’s garden, but added police didn’t get involved in dog-on-dog attacks. The dog warden at Fylde Council has been made aware of the incident and is investigating.