Yorkshire Terrier Is Savaged And Killed By Another Dog

Wandsworth Police appeal to trace owner

Police in Wandsworth are appealing for information to trace the owner of a dog which fatally attacked another dog at Tooting Bec Common.

The deceased dog, a Yorkshire Terrier, was being walked by its owner at around 08:25 hours on Tuesday 6h May at Tooting Common on Elmbourne Road, when it came into contact with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dog which was being walked by a female owner.

The Yorkshire Terrier, called 'Caro', was then attacked by the other dog which bit its neck and then shook it in the air before dropping it motionless to the ground. Two people out jogging close by rushed to help the injured dog and its owner, but sadly Caro died immediately at the scene.

Following the attack the owner of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and her dog, which is described as ginger/tan in colour, left the scene. She is described as black in appearance, aged between 35-45 with short dark hair and of a medium build. She was wearing a suit with a grey or black and white colour coat.

PC Mark Paajarvi of the Safer Parks Team said: "We are asking for the public's assistance tracing the owner of a dog who actions are clear danger to other animals and people. There is no excuse for ignorance when it comes to responsible dog ownership, and we ask the owner of the attacking dog to do the right thing and come forward and speak to us about what happened."

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Metropolitan Police Safer Parks Team 07795637356; or email the team on WW-Saferparks@met.police.uk.

May 20, 2014