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Old Hall man has guide dog attacked in Evelyn Street
8:30am Tuesday 3rd July 2012 in News
“IF he was attacked more seriously it would just break my heart if I had to let him go or see him in more pain.”
Edward Green talks about the impact following the attack on his guide dog Bradley by a German Shepherd, which took place in Evelyn Street last month.
The pair had been heading for the bus stop at 4.30pm after Edward, who is partially sighted, finished an IT course.
Edward, of Cavendish Close, Old Hall, said: “When he got attacked it was the most terrifying thing I have been through.”
The dog flew out of the door and started attacking Bradley. He was yelping out in pain, it felt like it was happening a lot longer than the five or 10 minutes it lasted.
“The dog owner’s daughter started shouting for her dad and eventually he came out took the dog inside but didn’t even come out to see if we were okay or how we were.
“Bradley was shaken, his heart rate was through the roof. He just wanted to be near me and check if I was okay. I was shaken at the same time.
“I was trying to get hold of Bradley and pick him up. It didn’t even occur to me I could have got bitten but I wouldn’t have been bothered if I did as I just wanted to protect him.”
It is the second attack on a guide dog in Warrington this year say the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
The 27-year-old added: “I phoned the police but was told they couldn’t do anything because it was a dog on dog attack even though it’s a guide dog.”
Bradley was given veterinary treatment and some retraining from the association to help overcome the fear of the street in which the attack happened.
But more importantly Edward just wanted his four-legged friend who he has been working with since 2010 back to normal.
“He’s my eyes but he’s not just a guide dog he’s a best friend and companion,” he added.