Hatfield women speaks of loss after dog mauled to death
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.
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.
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“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.
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“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.