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Dog euthanised after vicious attack on chihuahua cross

Harry the terrior cross is lucky to be alive after being attacked by bull mastiff on a Urangan beach.
Harry the terrior cross is lucky to be alive after being attacked by bull mastiff on a Urangan beach. Valerie Horton

A BULL-mastiff has been euthanised after it viciously ripped a small dog from its owners' arms and nearly killed it at Urangan beach.

Leslie Martin's small chihuahua-cross-silky terrier, Harry, was left with horrendous injuries, torn open and fighting for his life after the dog-on-dog assault.

Witnesses Cheryl and David Thompson said the bull-mastiff and a boston terrier circled Ms Martin like hunting dogs before they attacked on Sunday.

"The two unleashed dogs raced 200m up the beach to attack her dog," she said.

"Leslie was trying to pick her dog up but the mastiff tore him from her arms."

Sam Biddle of Bayview Vets said Harry's injuries were severe, but he was expected to recover.

"The massive wounds are consistent with a dog attack where he has been picked up and shaken," Dr Biddle said.

The bull mastiff and boston terrier involved in the dog attack at Urangan beach.
The bull mastiff and boston terrier involved in the dog attack at Urangan beach. Contributed

Topics:  beach, dog attack, euthanised, hervey bay, urangan



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