THE SISTER of the woman mauled by a bull terrier has blasted irresponsible owners of dangerous dogs.
Shaheen Akhtar said her sister Waheed would never look the same after the savage attack on Tuesday.
Waheed, 26, of Upper Mount Street, Lockwood, suffered severe facial injuries when she was attacked by an American bull terrier dog outside her home.
The dog is still on the loose and police have warned people not to approach it.
Shaheen said her sister will need to spend four weeks undergoing reconstructive surgery at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
The mother-of-two was pushing her one-year-old son Asudlla to a park when the loose dog tried to jump into his pram.
Waheed stepped in front of the dog which grabbed her leg taking her to the ground, before biting off her cheek.
Baby Asudlla was knocked out of his pram but suffered only minor scratches.
Shaheen, 23, said: "My sister is still in shock.
"All her cheek is gone and her head is bad in three different places.
"When I heard I couldn’t even believe it. You always hear of it happening to other people but when it happens it’s a big shock.
"Obviously we’re angry with the person with the dog. If they have it they should be able to control it.
"There are so many dogs running around on the street and no one is controlling them properly. The dog had no chain and it was running around.
"The doctor said her face won’t be the same."
Men working nearby saw the attack and ran to help.
Lee Rowa, 30, a bricklayer, said: "I heard shouting and saw the dog pulling a woman to the ground.
"A few of us started hitting it to get it off her but the poor woman was in a bad way".
Waheed’s son and daughter Amna, three, are being looked after by family members.
Police have released a CCTV picture of the pitbull-style hound as they continued to carry out inquiries into the incident yesterday.
A West Yorkshire police spokesman said: "The woman who was attacked underwent surgery for her injuries and remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
"The two men who were arrested have been charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act and have been bailed to appear in court.
"The dog is described as a ‘pitbull style’ dog which is light brown in colour with a white marking around its neck.
"Officers are continuing to search for the dog."
Anyone with information should call 0845 6060606.
Officers have warned people not to approach the animal, which is extremely dangerous.
Tuesday’s incident is the third serious dog attack in Huddersfield since August.
Damon Sykes, 13, of Cowlersley, spent four days in hospital after an Akita dog bit a large chunk from his bicep in August.
A police officer called to investigate the attack was hospitalised by the dog.
Kaden Shaw-Britton, three, had his arm broken by a Rottweiler yards from his Newsome home, in January.
Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has demanded an urgent police inquiry into dangerous dogs.
Mr Sheerman said: "I want to talk to the police. I want to know who these dogs belong to and why they are so aggressive. Who is breeding aggressive dogs for this purpose?
"We have this subculture of dogs being trained to fight and I want the police to take this extremely seriously. It’s not in the nature of dogs to attack like this.
"My sympathy goes to this woman and her family. This woman will have to bear it for the rest of her life."