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Lickey Hills dog-attack witnesses urged to come forward


Witnesses are being urged to come forward after a dog walker told how five other dogs attacked and killed her pet in the Lickeys.

It is reported to have happened close to the Visitor Centre last Wednesday (Oct 23) afternoon leaving the owner devastated over the “vicious attack” that left her four-year-old whippet, Alfie, dead under a tree.

She told how two women were walking two dobermans, two boxers and a greyhound, which surrounded Alfie.

Commenting on Northfield-based B31’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/b31voices the owner said:

“It was my dog that was killed, he was a little 4 year old whippet, we are devastated, cant sleep, and just so tearful, he was gentle, timid and never left my side.

“He was scared when he saw the dogs, I asked the ladies to call their dogs back when they surrounded him, they said calm down, they are playing that’s what dogs do, he ran they chased, he was so scared, dogs were missing for a while, eventually 4 of the other dogs were back, Alf and the greyhound were still missing.

“I went looking for him and there he was dead under a tree, the greyhound walking away, his muzzle on the floor not far away, he had managed to get it off, (the rangers have got this muzzle) the vet told me his neck was broken, his lung was punctured and some of his insides were hanging out, 1 lady did help me back to the car with my dead dog, she thought i should be grateful for this, even though one her dogs had killed my dog.

“This is now in the hands of the police, please, please come forward if you are these ladies. I am a big dog lover and i know that most owners are responsible people, I know lots of greyhounds and they are lovely, however some ex racing dogs still like to chase, so they should be kept on a lead, i have no problem with groups of dogs being walked. I would like to find these ladies and dogs I don’t want anyone else to go through what we are going through, loved my dog so much. R.I.P ALFIE. XX”

The women walking the dogs or anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact PC Burling at Rubery Police Station by calling 101.

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