Hatfield women speaks of loss after dog mauled to death

PUBLISHED: 10:26 07 February 2011

Mary Montgomery at home

Mary Montgomery at home


A DOG lover has spoken of her loss after her beloved Yorkshire terrier was mauled to death by two dogs while out on a walk.

Toffee had to be put down as a result of his injuries

Mary Montgomery’s Yorkshire terrier/Jack Russell cross Toffee died after being attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier and a Rottweiler, as he was being walked in Stockbreach Close, Hatfield.

Three-year-old Toffee suffered collapsed lungs and severe injuries to his abdomen, and had to be put down.

A friend of Mary’s, who was walking Toffee, was taken to hospital with hand injuries.

Asda worker Ms Montgomery, 57, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “He was my little boy. No dog could ever replace him.

“He was gorgeous, funny and very protective over me.

“He used to bark at people coming to the front door but he would never bite.

“It’s indescribable [how I feel]. It’s been very, very hard.”

The attack happened at 6.45pm last Thursday.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Dog liaison officer Pc Adel Bosowitz said: “Unfortunately Toffee had to be put to sleep after the incident and understandably the owner is devastated – she lives alone and only had Toffee as company.”

“I’d appeal for anyone who was in the Stockbreach Close area on Thursday to speak to us – we need to find out exactly what happened.”

Call Pc Bosowitz on 01707 806470 or 0845 33 00 222 with any information.

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