Puppy and owner attacked by Staffie in Hartlepool

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A PUPPY and its owner have been left with puncture wounds after being attacked by another dog while walking in Hartlepool.

The incident happened near to Jacques Court, on the Headland’s Town Moor, at around 9.45pm on Sunday, November 2.

The four-month-old puppy, which was out walking with its owner, was attacked by another dog which was with a woman.

The offending dog is described as being a white Staffordshire Bull Terrier, of thin build and with a long tail.

The Staffie, as the breed is commonly known, left the puppy with puncture wounds to its neck and head.

The owner of the puppy also suffered puncture wounds to her hands and fingers while desperately trying to fend off the attacking animal.

The Staffie’s owner did not ask about the wellbeing of the puppy or the victim, and made off towards Friar Terrace.

The owner of the aggressive canine is described as a white woman, aged in her mid-thirties, of slim build and with long dark hair. She was wearing a white blouse.

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information regarding the dog or its owner is asked to contact Pc Iain Clark on the non-emergency on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.