Heartbreak as beloved pet killed in dog attack in Grantham

The grassed area between East Avenue and Hillingford Way.
The grassed area between East Avenue and Hillingford Way.
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A dog-owner has been left devastated after her companion was killed by a “large ferocious dog roaming loose”.

Jean Shores, of East Avenue, was terrified when the pit bull-type dog came hurtling towards her as she walked on a grassed area between East Avenue and Hillingford Way with her dog Minnie and a friend’s Yorkshire terrier/chihuahua cross, Daisy.

The 10-year-old bedlington-patterdale cross did not stand a chance as she was overpowered and, despite Mrs Shores’ screams, the attacking dog would not let go.

Mrs Shores daughter, Nikki Watt, said: “It appeared suddenly. Sadly, Minnie was killed during this terrifying and horrific attack. Daisy was, and still is, terrified.

“Minnie was my mum’s world and she has been left terrified, devastated, heartbroken and bereft, not to mention black and blue from where she fought to stay in an open space rather than be dragged down an alleyway.”

Lincolnshire Police spokesman James Newall said theattack dog had been seized and was currently being kept in police kennels “awaiting the decision to determine the future of the animal”.

Mrs Shores said she wishes to thank all those who came to her aid, including Pat and Mareen Bond, Ian Morre, two young men who rushed over from Hill View Close and Pc Ian McIvor for his support and advice.

Her family also want to send thanks to everyone who has sent kind a message since hearing about the incident.