THREE women and a man have been rushed to hospital after an alleged dog attack on a busy beach.
Marie Hay and her two daughters were walking their husky on the seafront in Redcar, Yorkshire, on February 5, when they claim they were set upon by a pair of bulldogs.
3Marie Hay says she was walking her husky with her daughters when the attack took placeCredit: Evening Gazette3Their dog Naevia reportedly required expensive surgeries to safe her lifeCredit: Evening GazetteCleveland Police confirmed the hospitalisations and are appealing for information regarding the reports of a dog attack.
A spokesperson for the force said: “Police were called to the beach near the caravan park at Redcar just after 3pm on Sunday, 5th February to a report of a dog attack by two bulldog type pets on a husky.
“Officers attended the scene and took initial details including a counter allegation from the bulldogs’ owner.
“It’s understood at least one dog received veterinary treatment and a man and three women attended hospital for treatment – primarily for hand injuries.”
Marie said her dog, Naevia, required life-saving treatment, which could result in a vet’s bill of up to £14,000.
She told Teesside Live:[The] dog came over and sniffed my dog and then done a little scuffle and made a noise and then just jumped on her and bit her face and wouldn’t let go.
“They didn’t have harnesses or leads, nothing at all. So there was no way of grabbing them to get them off.”
She added that another dog then ran over and jumped on Naevia as members of the public tried to break up the fight.
Both Marie and her 20-year-old daughter Jessica were treated for bite wounds, with Jessica requiring antibiotics and a tetanus jab.
The mum said that she’s struggling to sleep in the wake of the alleged attack and feels “shocked and traumatised” by the ordeal.
3The attack is alleged to have happened on the beach in Redcar, YorkshireCredit: Evening Gazette
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