THE owners of a chihuahua mauled to death by an XL Bully have called for the powerful dogs to be muzzled at all times.
Laura Williams was walking Luca on a lead in a field near her home when the 30kg dog bounded towards them.
It clamped its jaws around her 6kg pet.
Laura, 27, repeatedly punched the beast in a bid to free Luca — and was bitten on the hand.
Laura said: “He was on a lead, he’s always on a lead I never take him off a lead.
“There was a group of kids in the middle of the field and that dog, XL Bully dog, just came running towards us.
“One of them was shouting ‘no, no, no, no, no’.
“I was going in circles trying to protect him, flying around; I was trying to catch him but I couldn’t because the dog was on me.
“Luca was just being flung around like a toy.
“He just wouldn’t let go and I just tried to open the dog’s mouth and I just couldn’t.
“He was like a rag doll being shook.
“It was horrific, I keep on having to relive that.
“I feel guilty because I feel I didn’t protect him enough, although I did everything I could to try and save him.”
Husband David, 38, said: “What Laura went through was horrendous.
“Certain breeds, it’s worth muzzling them every single walk.”
Police are investigating.
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