Dog owner left with £600 vet bill after off-lead Staffy mauls his Jackapoo

A Jackapoo has been mauled by a Staffy roaming off-lead in a Lancaster park, leaving its owner with £600 in vet bills.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 12:43 pm
Updated Friday, 5th March 2021, 12:54 pm

The man had been walking his young Jackapoo in Lancaster's Ryelands Park at around 6pm on Friday, January 29 when his dog was attacked by an "aggressive" Staffy cross.

It happened close to Nippers Nursery and Lune Park Children's Centre and left the Jackapoo needing surgery to treat its injuries.

The dog has since recovered, but police say the incident has caused "significant stress" its owner, who has been left to pay a £600 vet bill.

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The man had been walking his young Jackapoo in Ryelands Park, Lancaster at around 6pm on Friday, January 29 when his dog was attacked by an "aggressive" Staffy cross

Police say the large, sandy coloured dog was off-lead but accompanied by two young men who refused to give their details to the Jackapoo owner.

Officers are appealing for anyone who might have witnessed the incident to contact them with information.

The investigating officer can be reached by email at [email protected]