Owners left devastated after beloved puppy Marty loses eye in 'brutal' Sheffield attack
A chihuahua puppy has lost his left eye after being attacked by another dog.
The incident happened at 6.30am on Friday November 29, when owner Alice Hudson took her chihuahua puppy, Marty, for a walk around Millennial Park on Gleadless Road, Heeley.
A dog described as a ‘dark coloured German Shepard’ ran towards Alice and Marty, with its owner chasing after it.
Alice said: “Marty was on the lead, but the other dog was not.
The owner chased after his dog presumably knowing what was about to unfold.
“The dog grabbed Marty by the head and shook him wildly.
“When the owner arrived I screamed at him to get his dog to stop, but he was reluctant to get involved.
“After some time the dog released its jaws from Marty’s head. I wrapped him in my arms and took him home and straight to the emergency vet.
“The left side of Marty’s face is completely destroyed and he has has lost his eye.”
After the harrowing attack, Alice has appealed for any witnesses, or anyone knows the dog and owner to contact police.
She added: “I am pleading with anyone who may have heard or seen anything at the time or may know who the owner and this dog is.
“The owner needs to take responsibility and if he can not control his dog he should not be be walking him off the lead.”
The owner was described as a white male in his 40’s wearing a black jacket and beanie hat. He is around 5’7” and of a medium build.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called at 1.50pm on November 30 and received a report that, at 6.30am on November, 29 a woman’s Chihuahua was seriously injured following an incident involving another dog.
“If anyone holds any information, please call 101 quoting incident number 462.”