Dog savaged in Felixstowe

A PET owner is warning others to be on their guard after her dog was savaged by three out-of-control dogs on a play area.Diane Peck's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Charlie suffered four bites and needed stitches after the attack at Walton Recreation Ground in Felixstowe.

A PET owner is warning others to be on their guard after her dog was savaged by three out-of-control dogs on a play area.

Diane Peck's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Charlie suffered four bites and needed stitches after the attack at Walton Recreation Ground in Felixstowe.

She is worried that the dogs who attacked her pet could turn on children - and is urging people to be careful if using the site in Recreation Lane.

“My Charlie was being walked on a lead by a friend on the rec when she noticed a man with three dogs off the lead,” said Mrs Peck, of Walton.

“Before she knew what was happening, the dogs - a bull terrier, boxer and a mongrel of some sort - started chasing Charlie and her.

“They caught Charlie and started biting him and he has got wounds in four places - one on his back, two on his right hand side and the other on his left leg. I had to take him to the vet and he needed stitches in the wounds.

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“I am really concerned because these dogs chased my friend as well as my dog and could well attack children. Lots of youngsters go up there to play and it would be horrible if one got hurt.”

She had been in touch with the police and the RSPCA, whose officers felt the dogs which attacked hers may need to be muzzled.

“Dogs like that really should be on a lead - if the owner knows his dogs could cause problems he should be taking as much care as he can,” she added.

“I just want to warn people, especially dog owners about what happened.”

A police spokeswoman said officers had details of the incident and would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who knows who the man is who was walking his dogs.

Anyone with information should contact Felixstowe police on 01473 613500.

Do you think dogs should all be kept on leads on play areas? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail EveningStarLetters@eveningstar.co.uk

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