Call for action after dog savaged in Grove garden

Dangerous Dogs in the News

A BEAUTICIAN wants the owners of a dog which nearly killed her terrier prosecuted under new laws before it attacks a child.

Trisha Fitzsimmons, from Grove, was out of the house on Saturday when her 14-year-old terrier Megan was attacked.

Her next-door neighbours’ young daughters were taking care of Megan in the front garden of their home on Main Street.

Mrs Fitzsimmons, 39, said the dog, a mongrel, jumped over the fence and went straight for Megan’s throat.

She said: “It basically savaged her.”

Megan, who is deaf and never heard her attacker coming, has had to have £1,750 worth of operations.

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