A WOMAN was dragged to the ground in a frenzied attack by a stray dog.
Both she and her Jack Russell dog needed treatment after the attack, on school playing fields off Reinwood Road, Oakes on Saturday.
Sharon Mallinson, 35, of Chesil Bank, Oakes, was attacked by the animal while walking her own dog at about 11.30am.
Sharon had her two-and-a-half year old daughter Jessica with her.
A brown dog - similar to a Staffordshire bull terrier - attacked her Jack Russell, which suffered a puncture wound to its stomach.
Sharon picked up her dog to protect it but was dragged to the ground by the terrier.
She suffered puncture wounds to her arms and legs.
A man who was jogging in the area saw what was happening and pulled the dog off Sharon.
It ran away down Hoares Avenue.
Sharon flagged down a passing car on Reinwood Road and the driver called an ambulance to take her to hospital.
Sharon needed sedation for the shock of the attack and had her wounds treated.
She also had to have tetanus jabs and antibiotics and remained in hospital until Monday.
Her dog was taken to the vets and treated.
Her daughter Jessica was uninjured.
Her stepfather, Philip Jackson, said the experience had been traumatic.
He said: "Her main worry was to prevent the dog getting her own dog and her daughter.
"We don't know where it came from. It was not with its owner.
"But it is a worry if it is hanging around the area because anybody could be at risk, especially children.
"Sharon regularly took her dog for a walk around there and she will be afraid to go there now."
A house-to-house police probe failed to find the dog or its owner.
Sgt Richard Haigh, of Huddersfield police, said: "If anyone can shed light on the dog's whereabouts or who owns it, it would be helpful.
"We would also appeal for the man who came to Sharon's aid to come forward, as he may be able to help."
He said once the owner is found a decision will be made on whether or not to prosecute them.
Contact Pc Sutcliffe on 01484 436656.