Mother bitten on face while trying to protect her puppy

Nicola was bitten on her jaw line whilst protecting her puppy

The Jack Russell continued trying to attack Nicola as she held her puppy in the air

Nicola Sarai was walking her Jack Russell Milo with her daughter Tiffany when she was attacked by a dog off the lead in Chestnut Field.

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A mother has described being attacked by a dog as she tried to protect her own pet.

Nicola Sarai and her 18-year-old daughter Tiffany were walking their Jack Russell in Chestnut Field, Walthamstow, on Thursday when the incident happened.

The pair, of St John's Road, were walking home when they spotted another Jack Russell off its lead.
Ms Sarai said: "It was about 50 metres away and made a beeline for my dog.

"I knew something was wrong because as it got closer to us, Milo laid down all submissive.

"They sniffed each other and then it attacked straight away. It was snarling its teeth, growling and trying to bite Milo.

"I bent down to pick up Milo and that's when he bite my jaw line and my hand."

Despite pleading with the owner to help, Ms Sarai said the woman "strolled over slowly" and started laughing when she was confronted about the attack.

Ms Sarai immediately contacted the police, but the woman is said to have hurriedly walked off and refused to give her name.

Ms Sarai is concerned she will not be the last victim of the dog.

She said: "It was completely shocking and scared the life out of me. I was with my daughter and holding a huge parcel at the time, so I had difficulty in defending myself and nowhere to escape.

"The owner didn't care at all and didn't even try to control her dog which should be muzzled and on a lead at all times.

"This will happen again, but next time it could be a toddler or a baby."

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9:54am Mon 14 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Terrible.
Terrible. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 3

12:51pm Mon 14 Apr 14

badal says...

take a stick with you next time
take a stick with you next time badal
  • Score: -3

2:04pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Jenny highams park says...

When is Waltham Forest council going to do something about this? Every week a different dog story. And lets be honest most aren't reported. We go to the park and ducks everyday, my little girls fav thing. 3 weeks ago I took my little girl to highams park lake, two terriers off the lead ran and jumped up her throwing her to the ground onto her face. The owner didnt even apologise. Less than 5 minutes later then jumped up a different toddler and also knocked him over. A different day we went to feed the duck a muddy dog jumped onto our pushchair and ruined the blanket over my daughter. We attempted to a have a picnic, a staff ran through our picnic all licked / destroyed the food. Also within this month I've had a Rottweiler Mix (according to the owner who I screamed at) jump up my back, play bite my top and rip it. The park is basically a no go unless you just want to walk a dog off a lead! I like dogs but I don't want other people's jumping up me or my daughter, spoiling our stuff, licking us, going round our legs or eating our food. I don't let my children go up and touch other people or their stuff so why can't dogs owners have some respect and realise that just because they love their dog not every one does and keep it to themselves!!!!
When is Waltham Forest council going to do something about this? Every week a different dog story. And lets be honest most aren't reported. We go to the park and ducks everyday, my little girls fav thing. 3 weeks ago I took my little girl to highams park lake, two terriers off the lead ran and jumped up her throwing her to the ground onto her face. The owner didnt even apologise. Less than 5 minutes later then jumped up a different toddler and also knocked him over. A different day we went to feed the duck a muddy dog jumped onto our pushchair and ruined the blanket over my daughter. We attempted to a have a picnic, a staff ran through our picnic all licked / destroyed the food. Also within this month I've had a Rottweiler Mix (according to the owner who I screamed at) jump up my back, play bite my top and rip it. The park is basically a no go unless you just want to walk a dog off a lead! I like dogs but I don't want other people's jumping up me or my daughter, spoiling our stuff, licking us, going round our legs or eating our food. I don't let my children go up and touch other people or their stuff so why can't dogs owners have some respect and realise that just because they love their dog not every one does and keep it to themselves!!!! Jenny highams park
  • Score: 3

2:59pm Tue 15 Apr 14

howmanyusersarethere says...

Why were you feeding muddy dogs to the ducks?
Why were you feeding muddy dogs to the ducks? howmanyusersarethere
  • Score: 0

3:04pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Jenny highams park says...

He he, at the time with our blanket spoilt, if I could have fed the dog to the ducks I would have happily tried!!!!
He he, at the time with our blanket spoilt, if I could have fed the dog to the ducks I would have happily tried!!!! Jenny highams park
  • Score: 1

8:21pm Tue 15 Apr 14

eyesay says...

I saw this story on facebook and the woman actually took a photo of the other dog owner .....why hasn't it been shown so that she can be identified?
I saw this story on facebook and the woman actually took a photo of the other dog owner .....why hasn't it been shown so that she can be identified? eyesay
  • Score: 4

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