Owner watched in horror as dog killed in pub garden

Owner watched in horror as dog killed in pub garden

Dasha Darazhio and her three-year-old son Max watched as their beloved family pet was ripped apart in the attack last Friday.

Miss Darazhio tried to keep her alive for several hours after but sadly she died later that day.

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A dog owner looked on in horror as her pet was killed in a pub garden.

Dasha Darazhio, of Boulevard Drive, Colindale, and her three-year-old son Max saw their beloved Yorkshire terrier Bru ripped apart in the attack at around 4pm last Friday.

The pair had visited the Waggon and Horses pub in Watling Street, Elstree and had tied Bru to the bench they were sitting at in the pub garden.

But after a couple walked into the pub with three Staffordshire terriers, one of the dogs broke from its lead and ran over to attack Bru.

Miss Darazhio punched the dog on the nose and tried to drag it away from her dog, but by then Bru had already been seriously injured.

She tried to keep Bru alive for several hours after but sadly she died later that day.

Miss Darazhio said: “The pain I feel every second when I am awake is indescribable, I was so close to my dog. She was my best friend - she slept in my bed every night and was just the kindest, sweetest thing ever. I can never get the picture of what happened out of my head.

“The dog was very aggressive and hungry for blood - so why the owners brought it to a family pub is beyond me. If a dog is that dangerous it shouldn’t be allowed in these places. What worries me is that this could have happened to a child.”

The two owners of the dog had tried to call it off, but later left the scene.

The pub's assistant manager Lou Chapman said: "The dog had been trying to get away the whole time they were here, they weren't well trained at all.

"It just started straight for the lady's dog and got hold of it - all I could hear was this squealing. We've never seen the owners before, but they went over and tried to get their dog and just left straight away. It's obviously such an awful thing to have happened."

Miss Darazhio has reported the incident to the police, who are investigating.

She added: “If it has been bred to kill, that’s all it will know. It’s not the dog’s fault, which is sad as if they’re found it’ll be the dogs that pay the price with their lives.”

The owners are described as a white woman with very long blonde hair, aged between 25 and 30, and a man, aged between 25 and 30, with dark hair which was long on top with shaved sides.

PC Phil Tuck, who is investigating, said: “The owner is distraught about the loss of her beloved pet and we are doing everything we can to trace the dog owners, with support from colleagues at Hertsmere Borough Council.”

He added: “Fortunately incidents like this are very rare.”

 

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1:55pm Tue 17 Jun 14

!say says...

We could do with a description of the dogs and the people just in case they are locals and someone knows them.....this is appalling behaviour....even worse that they just cleared of!!........
We could do with a description of the dogs and the people just in case they are locals and someone knows them.....this is appalling behaviour....even worse that they just cleared of!!........ !say
  • Score: 26

5:53pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Rose99 says...

This is such a awful story, with perhaps the worst part of it that the owners haven't been caught. It's so easy for police to neglect cases like these but really hope they try and hunt these cowards down. Now the dog has a taste for blood, he is likely to only do worse next. What do the owners look like? Where's the pubs CCTV? Where are the witness descriptions of this couple? We must track them down or next time pay the price of this happening to another dog, or worse child
This is such a awful story, with perhaps the worst part of it that the owners haven't been caught. It's so easy for police to neglect cases like these but really hope they try and hunt these cowards down. Now the dog has a taste for blood, he is likely to only do worse next. What do the owners look like? Where's the pubs CCTV? Where are the witness descriptions of this couple? We must track them down or next time pay the price of this happening to another dog, or worse child Rose99
  • Score: 21

9:12pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Little-bru says...

Thank you all for your kind comments. I am Bru's owner. The only thing I want to happen right now, is for those stupid people to be found. Let's join forces? Let me know what I can do to help, I will do ANYTHING.....
Thank you so much for your support in this terrible tragedy....
Thank you all for your kind comments. I am Bru's owner. The only thing I want to happen right now, is for those stupid people to be found. Let's join forces? Let me know what I can do to help, I will do ANYTHING..... Thank you so much for your support in this terrible tragedy.... Little-bru
  • Score: 27

11:00pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Neville Longbottom says...

Great descriptions, really narrows it down.
Great descriptions, really narrows it down. Neville Longbottom
  • Score: 6

12:46am Wed 18 Jun 14

Suzy-Sue says...

Contact the borehamwood 'Dog Watch' - try and contact Valerie Kane of Hertsmere Civic Offices and she may have a contact number for you.

Dog Watch members may recognise the owners and dogs - after all they have to be taken for walks twice a day!

http://www.borehamwo
odtimes.co.uk/news/1
1188690.Doggie_detec
tives_wanted_to_snif
f_out_crime/

And join all the Borehamwood facebook groups e.g. EBRA, Whats in the Wood?, Borehamwood not elstre and any others and post the descroption there too.

RIP Poor Bru!
Contact the borehamwood 'Dog Watch' - try and contact Valerie Kane of Hertsmere Civic Offices and she may have a contact number for you. Dog Watch members may recognise the owners and dogs - after all they have to be taken for walks twice a day! http://www.borehamwo odtimes.co.uk/news/1 1188690.Doggie_detec tives_wanted_to_snif f_out_crime/ And join all the Borehamwood facebook groups e.g. EBRA, Whats in the Wood?, Borehamwood not elstre and any others and post the descroption there too. RIP Poor Bru! Suzy-Sue
  • Score: 11

6:18am Wed 18 Jun 14

Rubydi says...

I don't know why the police think that these incidents are very rare?
I am very nervous taking my Yorkie out alone as she has almost been the victim of this breed of dog on more than one occasion.
The last incident being a few days ago, when the 2 dogs concerned were off the lead and out of the control of the idiot who was walking them.
I am so sorry for owner and her little boy.
I don't know why the police think that these incidents are very rare? I am very nervous taking my Yorkie out alone as she has almost been the victim of this breed of dog on more than one occasion. The last incident being a few days ago, when the 2 dogs concerned were off the lead and out of the control of the idiot who was walking them. I am so sorry for owner and her little boy. Rubydi
  • Score: 7

5:14pm Thu 19 Jun 14

kelvin says...

Chav owners again,they should be put on leads.
Chav owners again,they should be put on leads. kelvin
  • Score: 6

7:24pm Thu 19 Jun 14

laurie says...

The same thing happened to some friends in Hastings.There Yorkie was rIpped apart by a German Shepherd in an un provoked attack he was 13 and a much loved pet.The owner of the German shepherd paid for a cab to the vet and also to have the dog put down because of his terrible injuries.The Police were involved and the dog warden,the Yorkie's owner's felt that the other dog should be destroyed how ever because the Dog was on a lead this is classed as being a responsible dog owner and not her fault that he broke free.This dog is walking about to this day I always thought that if a dog killed another dog that they were destroyed but it seems that it is put down to natural instinct.This happened 2 months ago there way of dealing with the grief is getting another one?.If that was me I would be to scared to take it out.
The same thing happened to some friends in Hastings.There Yorkie was rIpped apart by a German Shepherd in an un provoked attack he was 13 and a much loved pet.The owner of the German shepherd paid for a cab to the vet and also to have the dog put down because of his terrible injuries.The Police were involved and the dog warden,the Yorkie's owner's felt that the other dog should be destroyed how ever because the Dog was on a lead this is classed as being a responsible dog owner and not her fault that he broke free.This dog is walking about to this day I always thought that if a dog killed another dog that they were destroyed but it seems that it is put down to natural instinct.This happened 2 months ago there way of dealing with the grief is getting another one?.If that was me I would be to scared to take it out. laurie
  • Score: 5

10:25am Fri 20 Jun 14

EBRA2013 says...

is there no cctv footage of owners walking in and out of the pub
is there no cctv footage of owners walking in and out of the pub EBRA2013
  • Score: 4

2:54pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Edgar de Jarnac says...

I hope the police trace the owners of the aggressive dog and remove ALL of their animals, since they are clearly not fit to own pets. Personally I think you have to be a sadly inadequate loser to want to own even one Staffie, let alone three.

(And I don't know why anyone would want to patronise the Waggon & Horses anyway. Only went there once. Yuk! Never again.)
I hope the police trace the owners of the aggressive dog and remove ALL of their animals, since they are clearly not fit to own pets. Personally I think you have to be a sadly inadequate loser to want to own even one Staffie, let alone three. (And I don't know why anyone would want to patronise the Waggon & Horses anyway. Only went there once. Yuk! Never again.) Edgar de Jarnac
  • Score: -1

6:33pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Neville Longbottom says...

Nothing wrong with Staffordshire bull terriers, why wouldn't I want to own one?
Nothing wrong with Staffordshire bull terriers, why wouldn't I want to own one? Neville Longbottom
  • Score: 1

9:12pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Anyvacancies says...

Can the manager of the waggon and horses please explain why they do not have cctv anywhere on the premises, I am sure they would get it if threatened with closure due to drug abuse. Just boycott the pub until it is done.
Can the manager of the waggon and horses please explain why they do not have cctv anywhere on the premises, I am sure they would get it if threatened with closure due to drug abuse. Just boycott the pub until it is done. Anyvacancies
  • Score: 0

4:28am Sat 21 Jun 14

chelseaboy says...

Dogs were always bred for different purposes, staffy for 'bear-baiting' etc, terriers are hunters such as jack Russell's for rats. Why was the dog not muzzled and it beggars belief about owners of same, good luck in your quest.
Dogs were always bred for different purposes, staffy for 'bear-baiting' etc, terriers are hunters such as jack Russell's for rats. Why was the dog not muzzled and it beggars belief about owners of same, good luck in your quest. chelseaboy
  • Score: 4

8:58am Tue 24 Jun 14

Sandie01 says...

Firstly, I am so sorry that this has happened to you and your son, it must have been horrific. Has the incident been reported to the Dog Legislation Officer? If the Police say nothing can be done - don't take no for an answer. Someone in the area must know who the owners are???
Firstly, I am so sorry that this has happened to you and your son, it must have been horrific. Has the incident been reported to the Dog Legislation Officer? If the Police say nothing can be done - don't take no for an answer. Someone in the area must know who the owners are??? Sandie01
  • Score: 0

3:52pm Sat 28 Jun 14

flicker says...

Sadly inadequate if you own a staff! There must be a lot of inadequate people around then !! Who do you think you are judging a person because of a breed of dog they have! also someone else said once a dog taste blood it will attack again! You two people obviously know nothing about dogs!! also because a dog attacks another it would be put down !! Never heard that before! if that was the case there would be a few dead dogs as my shepherds over the years hav
Sadly inadequate if you own a staff! There must be a lot of inadequate people around then !! Who do you think you are judging a person because of a breed of dog they have! also someone else said once a dog taste blood it will attack again! You two people obviously know nothing about dogs!! also because a dog attacks another it would be put down !! Never heard that before! if that was the case there would be a few dead dogs as my shepherds over the years hav flicker
  • Score: -1

9:18pm Sat 28 Jun 14

flicker says...

Have been attacked by yorkshire/jack russel terriers. i am really sorry for your loss but at the end of the day its the owners fault if their dog attacks not the dogs fault. A dog being killed by another dog is not usually a police problem owners are supposed to sort it out between theirselves even though new laws have just been/will be put in place . a person being bit they would do something, yes the dogs owners should of stopped not walked away, their discription dont sound chavie to me sounds like the look of a everyday couple.
Have been attacked by yorkshire/jack russel terriers. i am really sorry for your loss but at the end of the day its the owners fault if their dog attacks not the dogs fault. A dog being killed by another dog is not usually a police problem owners are supposed to sort it out between theirselves even though new laws have just been/will be put in place . a person being bit they would do something, yes the dogs owners should of stopped not walked away, their discription dont sound chavie to me sounds like the look of a everyday couple. flicker
  • Score: -2

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