Dog dragged off woman in Westcliff as she protects pet from attack

Dog dragged off woman as she protects pet from attack

Dog dragged off woman as she protects pet from attack

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A WOMAN was bitten by a dog while trying to protect her own pet from attack.

The 19-year-old victim was walking her dog in Milton Road, Westcliff, when a light brown dog, believed to a Staffordshire bull terrier or similar breed, ran towards them.

Her dog was attacked and she was bitten on her hands while trying to fight off the other animal.

A passer-by intervened and managed to pull off the terrier and put it on a lead.

The owner of the terrier gave the victim a phone number and left the scene. But the number was later found to be false.

The victim was later taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries.

The owner of the other dog was described as being a woman in her twenties and about 5ft 5in tall. She had shoulder-length black hair and was wearing a white vest and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Any witnesses to the incident, which took place at 4.40pm on Saturday, August 16, or anyone who can identify the woman should contact Pc Terry Wilson at Southend Police station on 101.

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9:51am Thu 28 Aug 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Yet another dog off lead and an attack story, why no fixed penalty notices given out, why is it allowed to continue?

Dyed black hair Vest and grey jogging bottoms and a ugly staff false phone number, very classy girl.
Yet another dog off lead and an attack story, why no fixed penalty notices given out, why is it allowed to continue? Dyed black hair Vest and grey jogging bottoms and a ugly staff false phone number, very classy girl. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 35

9:56am Thu 28 Aug 14

Eric the Red says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Yet another dog off lead and an attack story, why no fixed penalty notices given out, why is it allowed to continue?

Dyed black hair Vest and grey jogging bottoms and a ugly staff false phone number, very classy girl.
Is it time for a law for all dogs to be on a lead in public areas? No - the selfish owners would never put up with it.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Yet another dog off lead and an attack story, why no fixed penalty notices given out, why is it allowed to continue? Dyed black hair Vest and grey jogging bottoms and a ugly staff false phone number, very classy girl.[/p][/quote]Is it time for a law for all dogs to be on a lead in public areas? No - the selfish owners would never put up with it. Eric the Red
  • Score: 23

10:09am Thu 28 Aug 14

GrumpyofLeigh says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Yet another dog off lead and an attack story, why no fixed penalty notices given out, why is it allowed to continue?

Dyed black hair Vest and grey jogging bottoms and a ugly staff false phone number, very classy girl.
Doesn't exactly narrow down the field of suspects much does it?
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Yet another dog off lead and an attack story, why no fixed penalty notices given out, why is it allowed to continue? Dyed black hair Vest and grey jogging bottoms and a ugly staff false phone number, very classy girl.[/p][/quote]Doesn't exactly narrow down the field of suspects much does it? GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: 12

10:19am Thu 28 Aug 14

thecoat says...

Yet another chav who shouldn’t be allowed to keep animals. I feel sorry for the animals in situations like this.

Hope the lady and her dog who were attacked make a speedy recovery.
Yet another chav who shouldn’t be allowed to keep animals. I feel sorry for the animals in situations like this. Hope the lady and her dog who were attacked make a speedy recovery. thecoat
  • Score: 30

10:36am Thu 28 Aug 14

MilesBond says...

I would have torn that dog to shreds if it attacked my dog
I would have torn that dog to shreds if it attacked my dog MilesBond
  • Score: 8

10:37am Thu 28 Aug 14

MilesBond says...

And rubbed faeces in its eyes
And rubbed faeces in its eyes MilesBond
  • Score: 4

10:54am Thu 28 Aug 14

Bernard Fatsack says...

MilesBond wrote:
And rubbed faeces in its eyes
I dont have these issues when I am out walking my grizzly bear...........
[quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: And rubbed faeces in its eyes[/p][/quote]I dont have these issues when I am out walking my grizzly bear........... Bernard Fatsack
  • Score: 12

11:30am Thu 28 Aug 14

MilesBond says...

Too right Berny; it's the same when I'm out with tiddles: http://www.nerdnirva
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Too right Berny; it's the same when I'm out with tiddles: http://www.nerdnirva na.org/wp-content/up loads/2010/10/tiger. jpg MilesBond
  • Score: 1

11:56am Thu 28 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Ban all dogs from public parks...
Ban all dogs from public parks... sesibollox
  • Score: 16

12:06pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Hawthorne says...

sesibollox wrote:
Ban all dogs from public parks...
To be fair, that would probably work in our area...there's plenty of woods, paths and shorelines to walk them on. It's what I do. It's disgusting when you take your boy to football training and there's crap all over the pitches where, presumably, the owners must realise children will be playing.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Ban all dogs from public parks...[/p][/quote]To be fair, that would probably work in our area...there's plenty of woods, paths and shorelines to walk them on. It's what I do. It's disgusting when you take your boy to football training and there's crap all over the pitches where, presumably, the owners must realise children will be playing. Hawthorne
  • Score: 27

12:07pm Thu 28 Aug 14

rayleigh123 says...

sesibollox wrote:
Ban all dogs from public parks...
NO 99.9 Percent of dogs are perfectly OK, it is the idiots who keep a small percentage of dogs for status / as a weapon.

The only way to control them is to be dragged in front of the magistrates and a really severe punishment handed out.

Unfortunately, this just does not happen - what is the point of a 30 pound fine and a bit of community service - which they probably dont do anyway !!.
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[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Ban all dogs from public parks...[/p][/quote]NO 99.9 Percent of dogs are perfectly OK, it is the idiots who keep a small percentage of dogs for status / as a weapon. The only way to control them is to be dragged in front of the magistrates and a really severe punishment handed out. Unfortunately, this just does not happen - what is the point of a 30 pound fine and a bit of community service - which they probably dont do anyway !!. . . . rayleigh123
  • Score: 24

1:29pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Stamper2 says...

They should just ban ownership of pitbull terriers. These are always the dogs involved in these types of incidents.

The sort of **** that own these dogs just don't get it. Lets hope the dog now bites its chav owner, where it hurts.
They should just ban ownership of pitbull terriers. These are always the dogs involved in these types of incidents. The sort of **** that own these dogs just don't get it. Lets hope the dog now bites its chav owner, where it hurts. Stamper2
  • Score: 8

1:50pm Thu 28 Aug 14

emcee says...

Muzzles... muzzles... muzzles...muzzles... MUZZLES.

The ONLY real way to truely guarantee no more injuries to pets and people in public places.

ALL dogs, regardless of size, training and demeanour can have "off days" and allow their aggressive instincts to take control, and it does not necessarily follow that a dog will only attack because it has an irresponsible or bad owner.
ALL dogs are hard-wired to be loyal to the pack. ALL dogs are hard-wired to to eliminate any "threat" to that pack or pack leader. ALL dogs are hard-wired to hunt. All this adds up to a potentially volatile animal, whether it be a Scottie or Staffie or a Mongrel or Mastiff, or whether the owner is a sweet 75 year old lady living on her own or an idiot "hard man" wannabe.

So, if you take away the dogs ability to use it's primary weapon, when out in public, then you take away the ability for it to cause injury with that weapon and, thus, it can have as many "off days" as it likes.
Muzzles... muzzles... muzzles...muzzles... MUZZLES. The ONLY real way to truely guarantee no more injuries to pets and people in public places. ALL dogs, regardless of size, training and demeanour can have "off days" and allow their aggressive instincts to take control, and it does not necessarily follow that a dog will only attack because it has an irresponsible or bad owner. ALL dogs are hard-wired to be loyal to the pack. ALL dogs are hard-wired to to eliminate any "threat" to that pack or pack leader. ALL dogs are hard-wired to hunt. All this adds up to a potentially volatile animal, whether it be a Scottie or Staffie or a Mongrel or Mastiff, or whether the owner is a sweet 75 year old lady living on her own or an idiot "hard man" wannabe. So, if you take away the dogs ability to use it's primary weapon, when out in public, then you take away the ability for it to cause injury with that weapon and, thus, it can have as many "off days" as it likes. emcee
  • Score: 9

2:50pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Mikkel1 says...

Hawthorne wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Ban all dogs from public parks...
To be fair, that would probably work in our area...there's plenty of woods, paths and shorelines to walk them on. It's what I do. It's disgusting when you take your boy to football training and there's crap all over the pitches where, presumably, the owners must realise children will be playing.
All over? Some over exaggeration used here, otherwise they wouldn't be able to even See the pitches. Far too many exaggerate about the use of all over, even with a splash of paint on clothing.
[quote][p][bold]Hawthorne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Ban all dogs from public parks...[/p][/quote]To be fair, that would probably work in our area...there's plenty of woods, paths and shorelines to walk them on. It's what I do. It's disgusting when you take your boy to football training and there's crap all over the pitches where, presumably, the owners must realise children will be playing.[/p][/quote]All over? Some over exaggeration used here, otherwise they wouldn't be able to even See the pitches. Far too many exaggerate about the use of all over, even with a splash of paint on clothing. Mikkel1
  • Score: -6

5:50pm Thu 28 Aug 14

topcat1969 says...

I have always had staffs as pets, and grown up with them NOT ONCE has any off them ever bit anyone or gone to bite anyone being human or animal. It annoys me how people just jump to conclusions that these dogs are so vicious it is all down to the owners and how they bring them up, They are very loyal and affectionate dogs if brought up properly. When my children were little my staffs were dragged around like rag dolls and not once did any off them go to bite or snap at any off them. I clear up my dogs mess every time i go out be it in the woods or the pavement, and they are let off there leads in open spaces and i would not change anything about them. All i want to get across to people is not all staffs are like that , and not all owners of staffs are chavs . I am 45 years old and i would not have any other breed of dog.
I have always had staffs as pets, and grown up with them NOT ONCE has any off them ever bit anyone or gone to bite anyone being human or animal. It annoys me how people just jump to conclusions that these dogs are so vicious it is all down to the owners and how they bring them up, They are very loyal and affectionate dogs if brought up properly. When my children were little my staffs were dragged around like rag dolls and not once did any off them go to bite or snap at any off them. I clear up my dogs mess every time i go out be it in the woods or the pavement, and they are let off there leads in open spaces and i would not change anything about them. All i want to get across to people is not all staffs are like that , and not all owners of staffs are chavs . I am 45 years old and i would not have any other breed of dog. topcat1969
  • Score: 13

8:19pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Southend Andy says...

Give dog their own park/green area where they can run free, poop wherethey want, then if the owner doesn't clean it up the only people it will effect is other dogs & their owners.
Give dog their own park/green area where they can run free, poop wherethey want, then if the owner doesn't clean it up the only people it will effect is other dogs & their owners. Southend Andy
  • Score: 4

9:11pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Maddogg says...

topcat1969 wrote:
I have always had staffs as pets, and grown up with them NOT ONCE has any off them ever bit anyone or gone to bite anyone being human or animal. It annoys me how people just jump to conclusions that these dogs are so vicious it is all down to the owners and how they bring them up, They are very loyal and affectionate dogs if brought up properly. When my children were little my staffs were dragged around like rag dolls and not once did any off them go to bite or snap at any off them. I clear up my dogs mess every time i go out be it in the woods or the pavement, and they are let off there leads in open spaces and i would not change anything about them. All i want to get across to people is not all staffs are like that , and not all owners of staffs are chavs . I am 45 years old and i would not have any other breed of dog.
Totally agree. It's not the dogs, it's the owners and the dogs upbringing.
[quote][p][bold]topcat1969[/bold] wrote: I have always had staffs as pets, and grown up with them NOT ONCE has any off them ever bit anyone or gone to bite anyone being human or animal. It annoys me how people just jump to conclusions that these dogs are so vicious it is all down to the owners and how they bring them up, They are very loyal and affectionate dogs if brought up properly. When my children were little my staffs were dragged around like rag dolls and not once did any off them go to bite or snap at any off them. I clear up my dogs mess every time i go out be it in the woods or the pavement, and they are let off there leads in open spaces and i would not change anything about them. All i want to get across to people is not all staffs are like that , and not all owners of staffs are chavs . I am 45 years old and i would not have any other breed of dog.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. It's not the dogs, it's the owners and the dogs upbringing. Maddogg
  • Score: 6

9:36pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Shiwar says...

I know hindsight is a great thing but most people have mobiles with them when out walking so why not take a photo of the owner and dog if possible.....


Hope young lady recovers
I know hindsight is a great thing but most people have mobiles with them when out walking so why not take a photo of the owner and dog if possible..... Hope young lady recovers Shiwar
  • Score: 9

11:59am Fri 29 Aug 14

Loosers says...

emcee wrote:
Muzzles... muzzles... muzzles...muzzles... MUZZLES.

The ONLY real way to truely guarantee no more injuries to pets and people in public places.

ALL dogs, regardless of size, training and demeanour can have "off days" and allow their aggressive instincts to take control, and it does not necessarily follow that a dog will only attack because it has an irresponsible or bad owner.
ALL dogs are hard-wired to be loyal to the pack. ALL dogs are hard-wired to to eliminate any "threat" to that pack or pack leader. ALL dogs are hard-wired to hunt. All this adds up to a potentially volatile animal, whether it be a Scottie or Staffie or a Mongrel or Mastiff, or whether the owner is a sweet 75 year old lady living on her own or an idiot "hard man" wannabe.

So, if you take away the dogs ability to use it's primary weapon, when out in public, then you take away the ability for it to cause injury with that weapon and, thus, it can have as many "off days" as it likes.
Absolutely right! Leads and muzzles are the only answer for ALL dogs in ALL areas outside of their owners property.

Ron Woodley should add a Dog Control item to the very next Council meeting and quickly impose a local byelaw to make this happen. It's time somebody took the bull by the horns and actually did something.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Muzzles... muzzles... muzzles...muzzles... MUZZLES. The ONLY real way to truely guarantee no more injuries to pets and people in public places. ALL dogs, regardless of size, training and demeanour can have "off days" and allow their aggressive instincts to take control, and it does not necessarily follow that a dog will only attack because it has an irresponsible or bad owner. ALL dogs are hard-wired to be loyal to the pack. ALL dogs are hard-wired to to eliminate any "threat" to that pack or pack leader. ALL dogs are hard-wired to hunt. All this adds up to a potentially volatile animal, whether it be a Scottie or Staffie or a Mongrel or Mastiff, or whether the owner is a sweet 75 year old lady living on her own or an idiot "hard man" wannabe. So, if you take away the dogs ability to use it's primary weapon, when out in public, then you take away the ability for it to cause injury with that weapon and, thus, it can have as many "off days" as it likes.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right! Leads and muzzles are the only answer for ALL dogs in ALL areas outside of their owners property. Ron Woodley should add a Dog Control item to the very next Council meeting and quickly impose a local byelaw to make this happen. It's time somebody took the bull by the horns and actually did something. Loosers
  • Score: -1

12:43pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Tom from Southend says...

Always Staffies. The breed should be banned. No more stupid staffie pups, sterilise them and muzzle the ones still here until they have passed away. Why own a dog that causes these issues. Its only to look intimidating with one.

How many more Staffie attacks do we have to contend with.
Always Staffies. The breed should be banned. No more stupid staffie pups, sterilise them and muzzle the ones still here until they have passed away. Why own a dog that causes these issues. Its only to look intimidating with one. How many more Staffie attacks do we have to contend with. Tom from Southend
  • Score: -2

5:57pm Fri 29 Aug 14

bellend1 says...

Westcliff scum. Jeremy Kyle fodder.
Westcliff scum. Jeremy Kyle fodder. bellend1
  • Score: -4

10:53pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Kursaal76 says...

I have had my staffie for 4 years from pup I have never had a problem with him. but I see time and time again little out of control yappy dogs running over to me while there owners are no where to be seen! and even then my dog just wants to play. that's because I have brought him up right.
I have had my staffie for 4 years from pup I have never had a problem with him. but I see time and time again little out of control yappy dogs running over to me while there owners are no where to be seen! and even then my dog just wants to play. that's because I have brought him up right. Kursaal76
  • Score: 7

10:54pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Kursaal76 says...

Kursaal76 wrote:
I have had my staffie for 4 years from pup I have never had a problem with him. but I see time and time again little out of control yappy dogs running over to me while there owners are no where to be seen! and even then my dog just wants to play. that's because I have brought him up right.
I am also not a chav and work full time. so not every staffie owner is a bad one. shame other people ruin a brilliant breed of dog.
[quote][p][bold]Kursaal76[/bold] wrote: I have had my staffie for 4 years from pup I have never had a problem with him. but I see time and time again little out of control yappy dogs running over to me while there owners are no where to be seen! and even then my dog just wants to play. that's because I have brought him up right.[/p][/quote]I am also not a chav and work full time. so not every staffie owner is a bad one. shame other people ruin a brilliant breed of dog. Kursaal76
  • Score: 7

11:04pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Kursaal76 says...

http://www.dogbitecl
aims.co.uk/dangerous
-breeds.html
what a surprise staffie is not even in the list.
http://www.dogbitecl aims.co.uk/dangerous -breeds.html what a surprise staffie is not even in the list. Kursaal76
  • Score: 6

4:31pm Sat 30 Aug 14

bellabear1 says...

Tom from Southend wrote:
Always Staffies. The breed should be banned. No more stupid staffie pups, sterilise them and muzzle the ones still here until they have passed away. Why own a dog that causes these issues. Its only to look intimidating with one.

How many more Staffie attacks do we have to contend with.
They weren't even sure it was a staff most people say "looked like a staff" when it turns out not to be. I'm fed up of people saying that, it's an easy thing for them to say. they get the blame all the time. Staffs are the most loving loyal dogs I have ever known I would feel safer with a staff then a jack Russell!
[quote][p][bold]Tom from Southend[/bold] wrote: Always Staffies. The breed should be banned. No more stupid staffie pups, sterilise them and muzzle the ones still here until they have passed away. Why own a dog that causes these issues. Its only to look intimidating with one. How many more Staffie attacks do we have to contend with.[/p][/quote]They weren't even sure it was a staff most people say "looked like a staff" when it turns out not to be. I'm fed up of people saying that, it's an easy thing for them to say. they get the blame all the time. Staffs are the most loving loyal dogs I have ever known I would feel safer with a staff then a jack Russell! bellabear1
  • Score: 1
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