11-year-old admitted to Alder Hey after being bitten by dog on Victoria Park

Warrington Guardian: The bite The bite

AN angry mum has spoken out after her daughter had to spend 24 hours in Alder Hey due to a dog bite in Victoria Park.

Susan Connelly said her 11-year-old daughter Katherine was in tears for hours and had to have an operation to remove two pieces of skin to clean out any potential infection around the tooth marks in her thigh.

Her mum believes she could have avoided an overnight stay in hospital if the dog owner had stopped to speak to them after the incident on Wednesday at 6.30pm.

The grandma added: “She had gone ahead on her skates and then came back to us in floods of tears saying she had been bitten by a dog.

“I could see a big bite on her thigh and two teeth had gone in leaving a mark an inch to an inch and a half wide.

“She had to spend 24 hours on an IV drip and it was a horrible time for her.

“I kept telling her she had been brave but she was heartbroken.”

Katherine has described to her mum a grey weimaraner-type dog but so far the owner has not been traced.

The unlucky youngster added the owner hit his dog after it had run at her and three teenage boys went to check she was okay.

Susan, who was also out walking with her one-year-old granddaughter, said: “I’m very upset about it.

“She’s quite a hardy little thing but she cried all day on Thursday she was so scared.

“I have two Jack Russells myself and genuinely don’t think the owner knew what had happened.

“But we didn’t know if the dog was up-to-date with its jabs and if he had stayed to speak to us we could have got more information and she probably wouldn’t have to stay in hospital overnight.

“I just want the owner to know his dog did that and has got the potential to bite as it could have been my granddaughter’s face.”

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10:36am Tue 1 Jul 14

carlah1987 says...

The same type of incident happend to my partner on satutday evening on victoria park my partner described the dog who tryed to attack him as a grey husky type
absoutely digusting! And i really hope katherine is ok sending my love
The same type of incident happend to my partner on satutday evening on victoria park my partner described the dog who tryed to attack him as a grey husky type absoutely digusting! And i really hope katherine is ok sending my love carlah1987
  • Score: 14

1:51pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Tony 187 says...

dogs should be kept on a lead at all times find the owner and fine the hell out of them
dogs should be kept on a lead at all times find the owner and fine the hell out of them Tony 187
  • Score: 8

3:43pm Tue 1 Jul 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Tony 187 wrote:
dogs should be kept on a lead at all times find the owner and fine the hell out of them
Just because one dog does this does not mean they all will. Maybe a mussle or something along those lines would be appropriate if your dog is not friendly, but to keep all dogs on leads would be like giving a jogger lead boots! Train your dog correctly and it will obey.
[quote][p][bold]Tony 187[/bold] wrote: dogs should be kept on a lead at all times find the owner and fine the hell out of them[/p][/quote]Just because one dog does this does not mean they all will. Maybe a mussle or something along those lines would be appropriate if your dog is not friendly, but to keep all dogs on leads would be like giving a jogger lead boots! Train your dog correctly and it will obey. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 0

6:21pm Tue 1 Jul 14

HappyMisery says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Tony 187 wrote:
dogs should be kept on a lead at all times find the owner and fine the hell out of them
Just because one dog does this does not mean they all will. Maybe a mussle or something along those lines would be appropriate if your dog is not friendly, but to keep all dogs on leads would be like giving a jogger lead boots! Train your dog correctly and it will obey.
I'm a dog owner and I don't see why any dog should be allowed off a lead in a public place. Its often because it's easier to let the dog run wild than it is to do the full amount of work to get the dog the correct amount of exercise. Walk until the dog is tired and you have no need to take them off their lead.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tony 187[/bold] wrote: dogs should be kept on a lead at all times find the owner and fine the hell out of them[/p][/quote]Just because one dog does this does not mean they all will. Maybe a mussle or something along those lines would be appropriate if your dog is not friendly, but to keep all dogs on leads would be like giving a jogger lead boots! Train your dog correctly and it will obey.[/p][/quote]I'm a dog owner and I don't see why any dog should be allowed off a lead in a public place. Its often because it's easier to let the dog run wild than it is to do the full amount of work to get the dog the correct amount of exercise. Walk until the dog is tired and you have no need to take them off their lead. HappyMisery
  • Score: 17

3:43am Wed 2 Jul 14

dodobird says...

A concientious dog owner will take all precautions whn walking their dog. A muzzle and a leash will ensure that nothing like this happens. If the little girl was skating, the dog most likely saw a moving target and pounced. They do get excited if there is movement. It does not matter if it is a large dog or a small dog, it is the owners responsibility to keep the public safe!
A concientious dog owner will take all precautions whn walking their dog. A muzzle and a leash will ensure that nothing like this happens. If the little girl was skating, the dog most likely saw a moving target and pounced. They do get excited if there is movement. It does not matter if it is a large dog or a small dog, it is the owners responsibility to keep the public safe! dodobird
  • Score: 7

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