Dog left with deep puncture wounds after Eastbourne attack

Megan and owner Bill Steer
Megan and owner Bill Steer

A beloved family pet has been left with severe puncture wounds after being attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in Eastbourne.

Jim Steer was walking his brother’s Springer Spaniel Megan through Five Acres Field near Lottbridge Drove at around 5.20pm on November 25 when she was attacked by the larger dog.

Injuries to Megan the spaniel after she was attacked by a Staffie SUS-150212-161600001

Injuries to Megan the spaniel after she was attacked by a Staffie SUS-150212-161600001

The dog ran up to Megan and grabbed her by the side with its jaws, leaving the 13-year-old spaniel with deep puncture wounds on her side.

Jim said, “It clamped its teeth on her side and would not let go even when its owner appeared. It took considerable force for both of us to get it to release Megan.”

The dog’s owner apologised to Jim and offered give his address and contact details, but due to his distress Jim did not take them.

He took Megan to the St Anne‘s Vets in Eastbourne where emergency treatment was performed.

The treatment –including stitches and painkillers – ended up costing Jim more than £600.

Jim said, “The vets have been wonderful and they’ve done a really good job and they took very good care of her.”

Megan is now back at home with her owner – Jim’s brother, Bill.

He said, “She is back on her food now, which is good. She is still a bit nervous going out but she seems to be mostly back to normal now.”

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