Bull Terrier attacks a guide dog in Leith
A guide dog suffered various injuries and wounds to its chest after it had been attacked by a Bull Terrier in a Leith supermarket.
The incident took place last month while a blind woman went to a supermarket to do the shopping accompanied by her 2-year-old Labrador Retriever. When leaving the supermarket, the woman stopped to check whether she had put everything to her bag when suddenly, the Bull Terrier that was tied to the shopping baskets holder attacked her Labrador Retriever. The guide dog had to receive veterinary treatment for its injuries, take antibiotics and had a special collar emitting calming pheromones prescribed.
The incident comes amid reports from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association of a huge rise in attacks on guide dogs. New research shows the number of reported attacks nationally has more than doubled from three a month to over seven dog attacks a month within a 14-month period to August 2011.
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