These are the horrific injuries suffered by a puppy just 14 weeks old after she was set upon by another dog.
Lady, a border collie puppy, was left with a broken front right leg, her shoulder bone exposed and bite marks across her body after she was attacked by a larger dog on Grasmere Road, Revoe.
Her owner, Joey Kennedy, 19, also suffered a bite wound in the incident, while trying to pull the Staffordshire bull terrier off his young dog. He is now facing vet bills of around £3,000.
Mr Kennedy, an early years supervisor at Revoe Nursery, said he had only been taking the puppy out on walks for a week before the attack, which happened close to Revoe Community Academy at around 8.45pm on Thursday.
He said: “I saw this man standing on the street with two dogs but it never crossed my mind that anything would happen.
“Then it all happened so fast. As I walked past, one of the dogs, a Staffie, just went for Lady. It got her by her shoulder and was swinging her around like a toy.”
Alerted by Lady’s howls, neighbours ran to help, Mr Kennedy said, while he tried to wrestle his puppy from the dog’s jaws.
But the pet owner, who said he recently moved into a new home on Grasmere Road so he could get the dog, said he was “disgusted” that the dog’s owner did little to stop the attack.
He added: “I was trying to pull the dog off but he just stood there not doing anything. It went on for about five minutes, the dog wouldn’t let go. Eventually, the owner tried to yank his dog and he ended up on the ground. My puppy was yelping but he didn’t seem to care.”
Lady remains in a veterinary hospital where X-rays showed a snapped bone and she has undergone surgery. Mr Kennedy said he spent three hours in A&E to have the wounds on his hand dressed.
The owner, who has not secured pet insurance as he had only just started taking Lady out, is now left with bills running into thousands of pounds and said he fears the other dog could attack again.
He said: “I want to make sure this doesn’t happen again. It was awful. What if it’s a child next time?” Lancashire Police has confirmed it is investigating the incident. A spokesman said: “We received a report that a dog had been attacked by another dog and that in trying to separate them the owner has been bitten. Police attended the scene and details have been passed on to RSPCA officers.”