My dog was mauled to death by 4 Staffordshire bull terriers – I was shocked when cops said they couldn't do anything | The Sun

My dog was mauled to death by 4 Staffordshire bull terriers – I was shocked when cops said they couldn't do anything | The Sun

April 16, 2023

A HEARTBROKEN grandmother says her dog was mauled to death by four Staffies – and claims the cops won't do anything.

Susan Goldsbury, 57, said she had to put her beloved pooch Missy down after the vicious attack at the weekend.

The Northumberland grandmother said the horror unfolded while her husband Mark was walking jack russell Missy, and their other dog Jack.

Mark had been walking around a Newbiggin-by-the-Sea golf course around 7.30pm on Saturday when their canine was savaged.

Susan said their two small dogs were on a lead when the four unrestrained Staffordshire Bull Terriers launched at them.

Mark had to fight the beasts off "beautiful" wee Missy, but his actions tragically weren't enough to save her.

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Susan has labelled the attack, and traumatic death of their much-loved pet "horrendous".

She told ChronicleLive: "My husband saw two women walking the dogs and never took much notice but then noticed one got hold of Missy and then the other three jumped on her.

"My husband had to use brute force to get the dogs off. All the women said was they hadn't done this before.

"When we took her to the vet we were told she had 15 cuts to her body, a punctured lung and fractured leg and would need to be put to sleep."

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Susan said she quickly phoned the police – who she claims said there was nothing that could be done.

She said: "The police said they would be getting in touch with the dog warden to see if it was serious enough to go to the door.

"How serious does it have to be? I was told that no law had been broken because it was a dog attacking dog.

"It is absolutely shocking. She was a beautiful animal. I have lost my dog through no fault of my own."

Susan added: "It is absolutely horrendous.

"My little grandson could have been out with them, he only wasn't because it was at 7.30pm."

Northumbria Police did not respond to questions regarding Susan's claims they were doing nothing.

A spokesperson told The Sun Online: “At approximately 7.30pm on April 8, police received a report of a suspected dog attack in the Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.

“It was reported that four dogs attacked another dog causing fatal injuries.

“An investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police using the ‘Tell us Something’ page, quoting crime reference 044744Y/23.”

Susan has now warned other dog owners to be cautious when they are walking their animals.

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She said: "What I would like to say is if you're walking your dog it should be on a leader, not just running around like that.

"In all my time in Newbiggin there hasn't been a dog attack like this before."

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