Puppy mauled to death by ‘massive’ bulldog who was not on a lead

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A woman was left helplessly screaming in the street as a bulldog mauled her spaniel to death.

Felix died from his injuries on Monday after the ‘massive’ dog suddenly launched at him in Bromley, south-east London.

Anna Gurzhii, 36, claims the bulldog was not on a lead and was sitting outside a restaurant with its owner when it spotted Felix.

‘It was really shocking, I was really afraid it was going to attack me as well,’ she told MyLondon.

She then recalled ‘screaming like crazy’ which alerted several workers from a nearby NHS clinic to intervene.

‘They came to help and they were so brave,’ Anna said. ‘They basically pulled Felix out of that huge dog’s jaws which was really horrible to have to see.’

She said the owner tried to take the dog back but it would not listen, and continued mauling Felix. 

While she quickly managed to get Felix to a clinic, it became clear his injuries were serious.  

Anna added: ‘He was so shocked and couldn’t really walk. He tried to vomit and couldn’t do that, he wouldn’t drink any water either.

‘We took him to the emergency vet and they did a scan and found really really bad internal bleeding. So they opened him up and did surgery, his stomach and his liver were both torn which they stitched up.

‘He was in emergency care overnight though and just didn’t cope and his heart stopped. These type of bulldogs they need to be muzzled or they need to be on a lead and not anywhere near where kids are.’

Anna says the dog meant a lot to her and son Nikita, 11, who was gifted him after he passed his 11 exams.

The mum-of-two was pregnant when they adopted the puppy at six-months-old.

She hoped the new addition would give Nikita a friend when she looks after her baby, as well as improving his mental health. 

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