Woman seriously injured in attack by her own dog

Woman seriously injured in attack by her own dog

A woman has been left with lifechanging injuries after she was attacked by her American bulldog.

The dog initially turned on a child on Sunday morning, police said. Two women intervened but they were repeatedly bitten on the face arms and stomach at the house in Bilborough, Nottinghamshire.

Another occupant then stabbed the pet with a kitchen knife and secured it in the back garden before emergency services arrived.

Both women were rushed to hospital for treatment by the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Paramedics called Nottinghamshire Police about 12.10am on Sunday.

An emergency vet also attended but was left with no other option but to immediately put the animal down due to the extent of its injuries.

DI Jon Kerry, of Nottinghamshire’s criminal investigation department, said: “This was an incredibly distressing incident for everyone involved and we are making enquiries to establish how and why it happened.

“It’s devastating that a woman has suffered such serious injuries caused by her own pet.

“But we can only be grateful that it didn’t result in far worse consequences had the animal been able to attack the child.

“Although we don’t believe that the animal was a banned breed, this is a stark reminder to all pet owners not to take any chances with animals around children, particularly if they have ever displayed violent tendencies.”