Photograph released of dog that suffered injuries in vicious attack by two other hounds in Royston

PUBLISHED: 15:43 04 February 2014 | UPDATED: 15:43 04 February 2014

Harper sustained serious injuries after being attacked by two other dogs on the loose in Royston

Harper sustained serious injuries after being attacked by two other dogs on the loose in Royston

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Police have released a picture of a dog that was the victim of an attack by two other hounds.

As reported in The Crow last Thursday, the female dog, named Harper, was attacked in Newman Road, Royston, on Sunday, January 26.

Harper’s owner, a 25-year-old woman from Royston was walking along the road when two dogs appeared and began to attack her dog - a West Highland Terrier and Jack Russell cross.

The woman tried to force the dogs away and was bitten in the process which caused a small puncture wound and bruising to her arm. She cried out for help and two men who live close by came to her assistance and shooed the dogs away.

The first dog was described as looking similar to a Rottweiler and the second dog was thought to be a Staffordshire bull terrier with black and brown colouring.

The dog sustained serious injuries that needed veterinary treatment.

Investigating officer PC Ricky Heathcote, said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the woman and her dog to have gone through. Thankfully the dog survived, however she sustained painful injuries.

“I am appealing to anyone who thinks they may know the owner of these two dogs to get in contact as soon possible. Whoever owns the dogs is extremely irresponsible. We have decided to release the picture to show the impact of the attack and the consequences of negligent dog ownership.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Heathcote via the non-emergency number 101 citing crime reference number G4/14/66. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, an independent charity, on 0800 555 111.

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