Witnesses urged to come forward in search for dog that attacked a Pomeranian in Burton Latimer

Published: Thursday, 6th June 2019

Dog wardens are searching for any information from the public after a Pomeranian breed dog was attacked by another dog, in Burton Latimer, breaking its leg in two places.

The incident happened at 4:30pm on Wednesday, 10th April, when a lady was walking her Poodle along with her neighbour’s Pomeranian on the bridle path towards the back of Glade Close and Heath Way in Burton Latimer, known as The Spinney.

The dog that attacked the Pomeranian was said to be on a lead during the incident, and has been described as a black Staffie / Pit Bull breed with a large, white chest being walked by a middle aged woman, maybe late 50’s to early 60’s, with mid length, salt and pepper coloured, slightly curled hair and a round face with glasses.

She was also walking a second dog that was said to be off the lead at the time of the attack. This dog has been described as being a dirty white / grey / brown colour with curly fur. Both dogs are around knee height.

Reports state that the woman shouted that it was not her dog as she fled from the scene towards the High Street, so she could have been walking the animal for a friend or relative.

Witnesses have advised that this woman has been seen walking the dirty white / grey / brown dog before in the same area in Burton Latimer.

It has also been noted that the Staffie / Pit Bull dog that attacked the Pomeranian may be a rehomed animal from a rehoming centre. 

Witnesses are urged to come forward, so if you have any information regarding the attack, please contact Kettering Borough Council’s Dog Wardens on 01536 410333.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“Dog owners must take responsibility for their animals, and action needs to be taken when instances like this happen in order to keep the community safe. I urge anybody who has any information to please get in touch with the Council so we can avoid any further attacks.”