Dog (on dog) attack in Peckham Rye Park today - 16.40 (23/3/2012)
Calling all dog owners using Peckham Rye park to walk their dogs.
The darling little dog that I walk for my friend was subjected to an unprovoked attack today in the Park.
The dog responsible was a blue staffordshire called Blue and his owner has another staffordshire - either brindle or brown - I don't remember.
The dog owner was lax in responding to the situation where Blue had picked up my friend's dog in his mouth and was about to shake him. The brown/brindle dog was joining in the "game" but did not attack my friend's dog.
I rushed him straight over to the Neighbourhood Vet Centre and he was treated immediately. Turns out he has (at least) a punctured lung and broken ribs, he's in immense pain and in shock and he may need surgery to repair his diaphragm.
I didn't hang around to say anything to Blue's owner, as I just wanted to get my friend's dog, Morph, seen immediately.
However, when at the vet, the vet herself said her dog was nearly attacked by this very same dog, BLUE, only yesterday.
Please be very, very alert and keep your dogs with you on a lead if you see these dogs out in the park whilst you're there. The dog is not vicious per se, but clearly the owner was either unconcerned or has no idea how to control his dogs.
This happened completely unexpectedly - we were just playing with the ball and our dog. My 6 year old son witnessed this attack and Morph is his best friend - so you can imagine how distressed he was by the whole incident.
Morph is now spending the night in emergency care
PLEASE DON'T LET YOUR DOG BE A VICTIM OF BLUE TOO.