Officials at the Belfast City Council are investigating after a dog was attacked in western Belfast and given a “50/50 change in survival”.
On Tuesday morning, Melissa McCabe’s pet miniature, Jack Russell Terrier, was in their yard when they said they heard a “bark.”
Running in front of their house Moyard areaMelissa’s partner was greeted in a “nightmare” scene when a little Bella was chased across a path and attacked by another dog.
Bella underwent major surgery following the trials.
Melissa told Belfast Live: “On Tuesday morning 8.50, my partner took Bella out to the bathroom in the garden, locked the gate and tied it up. He heard her bark and half of Akita’s pitbull was eating her. There is a CCTV footage that broke through our gate and that it was happening.
“Bella was rushed to the vet. This is the fourth dog that happened in our area. It also attacked my partner, but Warden could take it unless the owner gave it up. No. Bella had to undergo major surgery, was taken out with hundreds of stitches to get the ribs, and had only a 50/50 chance of surviving.
“She was like our baby and her son was in the yard just before it happened. Children in our area even go out and play because everyone is afraid of this dog. No. It’s literally a prey. To my little dog while she’s in her yard. “
Sinn Féin Party Councilor Michael Donnelly says it’s “absolutely crazy” to be unable to lift a dog without voluntarily giving up.
Cllr Donnelly shared the fear that “if it was a young child, we would be talking about tragic death.”
“Today, one dog was attacked by another dog in Moyard. I watched the video and it was absolutely horrifying. God helps the poor dog.
“The dog in question has been out of control in the area for years and has attacked other dogs in the past. To this day I have everything to take this dog to the street as my concern and concern. A characteristic of the community that tried that is that if it were a young child today, we would be talking about tragic death.
“I’ve been dealing with council dog watchmen and other agencies all day long who told me they couldn’t lift a dog unless the owner voluntarily gave up. It’s absolutely insane!
“I can’t continue this, so I’ll continue to pursue it in the morning.”
A Belfast City Council A spokeswoman said: “Our dog guards are currently investigating this issue and cannot comment further while the investigation is in progress.”
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Belfast councilor hits an "out of control" dog involved in multiple attacks
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