A DOG owner and her pet are recovering after both were savagely bitten during an attack by a pack of three other dogs.
Lynne Potter says she fell to the ground as she tried to protect her animals during the incident on Blackpool Promenade.
The NHS worker, 50, was returning from walking her two English Setters when she says they were set upon by three bull mastiff dogs.
One of Lynne’s dogs, Gypsy, suffered the brunt of the assault and needed an emergency operation after one of her legs was ripped open, while Lynne herself was bitten twice on her left leg.
Now she wants to warn others to be aware of the danger.
She said: “I heard a commotion and saw the three dogs off the lead and I knew they were going to attack. I had a dog in each hand and nowhere to go. It was horrific.
“I was on the floor screaming and hysterical. Some youths came up and pulled the dogs off and then they just walked off.
“My dog was bleeding heavily and her front leg was torn open.
“Thankfully a member of the public took me to the vets with the dogs, and they were able to do an emergency operation on Gypsy. She would have died if her artery had been cut.
“I was bitten twice on my left leg, just below the knee. I didn’t need stitches but I have had to go for a tetanus jab.”
The incident happened at around 5.15pm on Tuesday when Lynne was about to cross the zebra crossing on South Promenade opposite the Solaris Centre.
A Blackpool Police spokesman said they had spoken to Lynne and passed the case on to Blackpool Council’s dog warden. The council said they had been to visit Lynne to take some details.
Anyone with information can contact police on (01253) 293933.