Scarred dog ‘scared’ after Staffie bites its face in Chadwell Heath park
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A traumatised teenager has spoken of her “bloody” ordeal after she and her dog were attacked in a park.
Karolina Adamonyte, 19, of Quarles Park Road, Chadwell Heath, was walking her dog in Christie Gardens Park in Christie Gardens, Chadwell Heath, when a dog, believed to be a Staffordshire bull terrier, bit her dog Tina on the face.
A man on a bicycle, who is believed to be the owner of the attacking dog, came over and tried to get the dog to release its hold on Tina by hitting and kicking it.
Then, a second Staffordshire bull terrier, which was also off its lead, came in for Karolina’s pet – also a Staffordshire bull terrier.
In an attempt to shield her dog, Karolina was bitten on her hands and arms.
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Karolina said: “I didn’t feel it – I was in shock. My hand was full of blood and I couldn’t feel my thumb.
“My dog was bleeding and I just didn’t know what to do.”
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The man then rode off with both dogs following the incident which happened on Thursday, March 26, at about 2.15pm.
Karolina said: “I’m just so scared to use the park now.
“There are a lot of kids that go there and it could be a child that gets attacked next time.”
Karolina, who works for an estate agent nearby, was taking Tina out for a stroll on her lunch break when the attack happened.
She said: “She means the world to me. My last dog died after it was run over and I had to put her to sleep.”
She added: “Since the attack I’ve just been so protective of Tina because she used to be her own personality and now she’s scared of other dogs.
“It has completely affected her life – dogs can feel shock too”
Police are asking anyone with information to call 101 quoting reference 4405777/15.
Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.