GRAPHIC IMAGES: Man and dog attacked in Potters Bar
PUBLISHED: 10:41 10 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:41 10 February 2017
A university graduate is urging others to be vigilant after he and his pet were attacked by another dog while out walking yesterday.
Adam Pink was left with puncture wounds to his hands and his dog Chuck was also hurt during a walk near the Furzefield Centre in Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, on Thursday.
Former Chancellor’s School pupil Adam, 25, says he was walking Chuck during his lunch hour when a large black dog came bounding over and started attacking.
When Adam and the owner of the other dog tried to separate the two, Adam said he was bitten on both hands.
He told the Potters Bar Edition: “I was worried for Chuck because the other dog was bigger than him and was biting him a lot.
“My instinct was to cover Chuck and get the other dog off him.
“The man put his dog on a chain and then I called an ambulance because I had hurt my side as well.
“He asked if I was OK and when he saw I was on the phone, he walked off.
“Chuck had three to four deep cuts on his head and his ear is completely swollen.
“The vet said he was also swollen around his chest.”
Adam has had to pay more than £200 in vet bills.
Although he works in a warehouse, he also runs his own jewellery making business, AJP Bespoke Jewellery Ltd, but is concerned that his injuries will make it difficult to do this intricate work.
The art and design graduate is also worried for the safety of other members of the public.
He said; “The other dog was running around without a lead on. The field has two play parks and a skatepark and people are constantly going in and out of the Furzefield Centre.
“I’m always concerned about dogs off their lead anyway, especially bigger ones.
“If you can’t control them, don’t let them off.”
A police spokesman said: “Police were called by the ambulance service at 12.48pm on February 9 following a report that a man in his 20s had been bitten by a dog near to the Furzefield Centre on Mutton Lane, Potters Bar.”
An ambulance spokesman said: “We received a call at 12.38pm to reports of an incident involving a dog near Cranborne Road in Potters Bar.
“We didn’t dispatch any resources as the patient was happy to take themselves to hospital with hand injuries.”