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Jaywick: Man forced to drag stray attacker off his neighbour's dog
1:00pm Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
A DOG-OWNER fears for the safety of his pets after wrestling a violent stray away from his neighbour’s pooch.
The stray launched an attack on the other dog in Alvis Avenue, Jaywick, on Friday.
Nearby resident Dudley Howard heard the attack and ran to help.
He said: “I looked out the window and saw a big brown terrier attacking my neighbour’s dog.
“People were trying to pull them apart and I shot outside to help.
“I managed to drag the stray dog away and it ran off."
Mr Howard, who owns two border Collies, said he now fears for his pets whenever he goes out with them.
He added: “The dog is obviously dangerous. What if it attacks a person next time?"
Police officers and Tendring Council dog wardens were called to the scene.
With the attack being dog-on-dog and the stray having no known owner, officers and wardens said there was nothing more they could do.
Tendring Council cabinet spokesman Nick Turner said: “Our dog warden got there as soon as he possibly could, which was within about five minutes of being contacted.
“When he got there the incident was over, the other dog had made off and was nowhere to be seen. The warden did what he could to search for the dog but was unable to track it down."