Slaithwaite couple’s anger after 30 minute Staffordshire Bull Terrier attack
Oct 13 2009 by Nick Lavigueur, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A COUPLE were left traumatised after their dog was subjected to a savage attack lasting half-an-hour.
Slaithwaite dog owners Andrew and Julia Smithies were horrified when their dog Max was set upon by a loose Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The nine-year-old Collie was left with 20 puncture wounds after enduring the terrifying attack on Stockerhead Lane.
Julia, 29, said Andrew was walking Max on a lead when he was attacked.
Unable to separate the fighting dogs, he was forced to drag them into a nearby garden and shout for help.
The lengthy attack on September 18 left Max with severe injuries to his head, neck, ears and paws.
Julia, said the incident had left both her and Andrew traumatised.
“Both of his paws were bitten to the bone,’’ she said. He was in a bad way because he’s not a young dog.
“He was put on adrenaline and had to have surgery to close all the wounds.