Chihuahua mauled to death by Staffy-type dogs in park

Moor Park in Bispham (Pic: Google)

Moor Park in Bispham (Pic: Google)

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A Chihuahua has been killed after being mauled in a Bispham park, police say.

The pet was being walked through Moor Park at around 6pm on Tuesday when it was attacked by two Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Doberman-type dogs off their leads, a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

A man and woman believed to have been walking the animals, which also left the Chihuahua’s female owner with ‘puncture’ wounds to her head, are now being hunted by officers after fleeing in the direction of Moor Park Avenue.

It is believed they may have got into a nearby vehicle.

The woman was given stitches at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

PCSO Oli Boardman, of Bispham Police, appealed for information to be reported by calling 101, quoting log number LC-2016-11-15-1065.

Alternatively, it can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

There have been several dog attacks across the Fylde coast in recent months, including at Wyre Estuary Country Park in Stanah in September, when a golden Labrador guide dog was attacked while being walked by its 69-year-old owner, prompting calls for tougher punishments for those who allow their pets to be dangerously out of control.