Residents are living in fear that their dogs will be killed or they themselves will be injured as a pit bull with form for attacking is still on the loose.
On Monday, November 28, the English pit bull burst into the garden of a woman minding a Shih Tzu-poodle cross for her daughter in Hull and almost killed it.
Tony and Tina Wray said 12-year-old Morgan was lucky to be alive after the beast grabbed the pooch and began "ripping it all over the place".
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The dog, owned by a neighbour, savaged Morgan in front of the couple's daughter-in-law who was carrying her nine-month-old baby, leaving them worried about what could happen next.
Together with nearby workmen and Tony's mother-in-law Mavis, they managed to pull the pit bull off Morgan, who was left with nasty gaping wounds. He was then taken to the vets and the incident was reported to police.
But Tony says because the dog is not a banned breed, police were unable to take action and instead told its owner to keep it muzzled during walks.
Four days later, a neighbour reported his dog was also attacked while on a walk.
"We had left Morgan with my mother-in-law because me and my wife work full time," Tony, 50, said. "My sister-in-law was visiting at the time and was out in the garden with her baby.
"Unbeknownst to us, the neighbour has gotten herself a new dog. It broke free into the garden and attacked Morgan, ripping it all over the place.
"A couple of lads working nearby, as well as my sister and mother-in-law, had to pull it off."
The elderly pooch is on the mend but the couple said he would "never be the same".
Days after the incident was reported to Humberside Police, neighbour Paul Hardy was walking his wire cross terrier Max when the dog was attacked by the same pitbull.
He told Hull Live the dog knocked him off his feet – sending his glasses flying – before launching itself onto Max and "ripping into him like a ragdoll".
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Paul said: "This lady was still on the other side of the road. I had to use all my force to pick it off my dog. When I picked it up, Max was still in its mouth."
Tony now wants to warn other pet owners in the area as, legally, police are unable to seize the animal. "That dog at some point will kill somebody or something," he added.
"It needs putting away or sending back to the place it came from."
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