A dog owner saved his pet from a vicious attack by repeatedly biting a Staffordshire Bull Terrier on the face.
Luke Shearer, 26, was forced to take the desperate step after trying to fend off the berserk animal during what his dad described as “three minutes of hell”.
Luke told how he stabbed the vicious animal with garden blades repeatedly in an attempt to get the attacking Staffie to release its grip from his three-year-old husky Sky.
Despite its wounds, the Staffie refused to let go until Luke wrestled the dog away by biting the animal on the head.
Luke, who tried to fight off the animal alongside his dad Derek, 56, said onlookers even filmed the brutal attack rather then help out the frantic pair.
He said: “It happened so quick. We were walking to cut my grandma’s hedge so we had the shears with us. The dog came and jumped at Sky’s neck, and it was life or death for my dog, so I just reacted and hit it with what I had. My dad was hitting it with his walking stick but that didn’t work, so I stabbed it four or five times in the spinal column, but it kept coming. I jumped on it and started biting its face until it let go.”
Coventry TelegraphAttacked: Luke fought the Staffie until it let go of Sky
The staffie had escaped from two children who were walking it just before the attack took place.
Luke, from Coventry, told the Coventry Telegraph : “The kids were terrified, it’s not their fault, it’s their parents. It’s like sending them out with a loaded gun to play with. Now I’m worried about the dog, I’m worried it hasn’t been taken to a vet to get treatment.”
Luke’s dad Derek, 59, said: “It was three minutes of pure hell. People were filming and laughing, not one person helped. ”
Luke added: “I thought I had broken my arm, they could have called an ambulance or the police but they just filmed.
“What world are we living in where they stand there and film rather than phoning for help? It’s irresponsible.”
Sky is now on medication, but will make a full recovery and Luke was released from hospital after his arm was checked.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said police were trying to trace the owner as a criminal offence may have been committed by allowing the dog off the lead.