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Man and his pet are set upon by ‘Staffie’
A DOG owner and his pet were savagely attacked by another dog while out walking earlier this month.
Jordan Drury, 26, was with Otis, an 18-month-old King Charles Spaniel, when they were attacked.
The unprovoked attack happened on September 4 as they took an evening stroll along Galen View in Old Town.
Jordan needed hospital treatment for his injuries and the attack has left him and his family wary of walking out alone.
Wife Kimberly, 27, said: “Jordan had gone to take the dog out for a walk after dinner.
“They went around a corner and suddenly a dog, which looked like a Staffie or an American bulldog came charging at them.
“It was with a woman and two girls but was not on a lead or muzzled.
“The woman shouted it would only attack dogs so Jordan picked Otis up, but the other dog kept attacking.
“Jordan is six foot tall but it was so verocious he was knocked off his feet.”
Jordan, a marketing manager, received several bites to his face and both arms. One of the injuries on his left arm was so severe it punctured the muscle.
He went to Great Western Hospital that evening before being transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol the next day.
He remained there for three days where he had an operation to repair the damage caused by the attack.
No long-term physical damage was done but Jordan needed to take seven days off work to recover.
Otis was bitten close to his back legs. He went to an emergency vets and is on the road to making a full recovery.
Since the attack Jordan and Kimberley, who is expecting the couple’s first child in October, will not go out alone. It has left them shaken.
“Jordan will not go out alone when he is walking the dog and won’t let me do it either,” said Kimberly, who works for the National Trust.
“It was terrifying and he has been left quite traumatised by it.
“We are very lucky to have family and friends who have been able to help us out. It was a very scary attack and not something you expect when you’re out walking.”
An appeal is being made to try to trace the dog and its owner.
A police spokesperson said: “Wiltshire Police were contacted shortly before 8.15pm on September 4 to a report of a male being bitten by a dog on a patch of grass behind Withering Road, Swindon. The victim has required significant medical treatment for injuries to his face and arm.
“The dog was alleged to have gone to attack the victim’s dog when he intervened and was injured himself.
“The dog is described as a white bulldog-type called Trigger and was being walked by a woman in her 30s with blonde hair.
“Officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team have conducted significant house-to-house enquiries in the area and will continue to investigate this incident.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”