Pet owner calls for tougher laws after dogs savaged on Ruskington Recreational Field
A DOG lover is calling for stronger enforcement on laws to keep pets on a lead on a recreation field after his dogs were savaged.
Gary Read was walking his show greyhounds on Ruskington Recreational Field on leads when another dog, off the leash, came over and attacked his dogs.
Mia, five, was left with stomach injuries and Kane, also five, was left with serious injuries to the side of his face.
Mr Read, who rushed his dogs to the vets, was left devastated and said: "There was fur and blood everywhere and my hands were covered in blood.
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"I was traumatised at the time and am very upset about this.
What if this happened to a child? Stronger enforcement needs to be put in place to ensure this does not happen again."
Mr Read was walking his dogs at about 5.15pm on October 2 when the attack happened.
He added: "They are both on antibiotics but it will be an ongoing thing to make sure infection does not set in.
"They have both won many competitions as show dogs but will no longer be able to be entered for shows."
Kane recently won best in show at Spalding Dog Show.
Mr Read, who is a volunteer for Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust, added: "I always keep my dogs on their lead as by nature they are very active and like to run around.
"It would be silly to let them off their leads."
There is a bylaw in place at Ruskington Recreational Playing Field for pet owners to keep their dogs on a lead.
Mr Read contacted the police as soon as the attack happened.
Lincolnshire Police spokesman James Newall confirmed the incident had been reported to police but said more enforcement could not be put in place.
He added: "The police were called in regards to an attack on the dogs by a German Shepherd dog. There were two people with the dog, a man and a woman. The man was described as between 55 and 60 and the woman in her early 50s wearing glasses.
"They were seen getting in to a mini with a Union Flag on."
Anyone with information should call police on 101.