Dog injured in ‘horrific’ attack

Tracey Lund's shar pei dog, China, was attacked by two stray dogs.'From Chequerfield, Pontefract.
Tracey Lund's shar pei dog, China, was attacked by two stray dogs.'From Chequerfield, Pontefract.

Pet owner Tracey Lund says her dog was ‘ripped to shreds’ by two stray dogs in an attack on Pontefract’s Chequerfield estate.

She claims her seven-year-old shar pei, China, needed surgery after being mauled by the dogs outside her home on Chequerfield Drive at around 8pm on Saturday, March 28.

Ms Lund, 45, said: “I let China out in the garden and came back inside for about ten minutes, then I realised she had gone.

“She’d got through a small hole in the fence and was on the other side. She’d hurt her leg. I thought it was just from the fence but when I went to her she was ripped to shreds. It was horrific.”

Ms Lundsaid China had wounds on her right back leg and had to have 28 stitches in her chest and leg. She will need two metal plates in her back leg.

Ms Lund said: “It was horrific. She was just left for dead.

“These dogs have been roaming around the estate for a while and if they get hold of a child they could kill them.

“I would ask anyone who has any information to get in touch with the police.

“This is a serious matter and these dogs are dangerous.”

Ms Lund added: “We were really worried China might have to lose one of her legs because of the attack.

“But the vet is going to put the metal plates in and we’ve just been to and from the vets with her since it happened.”

Acting Insp Lee Carlson, of Pontefract and Knottingley neighbourhood policing team,appealed for anyone with any information in relation to the incident to get in touch by calling 101.