Woman and pet dog attacked by Staffordshire Bull cross on bike path
The 26-year-old was out walking her Chinese Crested Powderpuff on a cycle path in Ayrshire Monday.
A woman and her pet dog are recovering after being attacked by a Staffordshire Bull cross in Ayrshire.
The 26-year-old was out walking her Chinese Crested Powderpuff on the cycle path near Western Road, leading from Kilmarnock to Knockentiber, on Monday.
Around 11.30am she encountered a man walking two dogs in the same area, one the Staffordshire cross and the other a Golden Retriever.
The white and black Staffordshire Bull cross attacked the Powderpuff resulting in serious injuries which required emergency surgery.
The woman was also injured by the dog when she tried to intervene and she attended Crosshouse Hospital where she received treatment for minor injuries.
Police constable Richard Pride said: "This was a frightening incident for the owner and the dog, which has left the animal with serious injuries.
"We are appealing to anyone who uses the cycle path close to Western Road in Kilmarnock.
"It's possible the man we are attempting to trace routinely uses that area to walk his dogs."
The owner of the white and black Staffordshire Bull cross is described as a bald, white man, aged 55-65, around 5ft 9in tall with a medium build.
PC Pride added: "Anyone with information is asked to contact Kilmarnock Police office on the 101 number.
"Alternatively please contact Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously."
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