'Tiny' Teddy mauled to death by escaped Rottweilers

Teddy the Maltipoo, who was mauled to death by two "huge" Rottweilers
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A nan has recalled her horror after witnessing her granddaughter's "tiny" dog being mauled to death by two escaped Rottweilers.

At around 8.30pm last night, June 5, Pat D'Annunzio from Norris Green took her 13-year-old granddaughter's Maltipoo for a walk. The dog, named Teddy, was three years old.

Usually walking Teddy at 5pm, Pat had put off their walk due to the rain. But the 73-year-old took the playful pet out later in the evening after the dog "begged" her.

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Pat told the ECHO: "When we got out he was happy and his little tail was going. We walked through a field and he stopped to have a sniff. It was then that I turned around and saw two dogs way back.

"Nobody was with them but they were miles away so I wasn't worried. As we were coming out of the field, we started to walk to the next road. It was then two big black dogs came towards Teddy.

"They had no leads and no collar. They started attacking Teddy and I tried to get him into the garden. It was horrific - I was screaming for help but he didn't stand chance. By the time anyone arrived it was too late.

"They murdered him; he was only a tiny dog and they were huge."

Pat's granddaughter, Isabella, who was gifted Teddy as an 11th birthday present, is "in a terrible state" and was too "broken-hearted" to go to school today.

Pat said: "Teddy was lovely, I'd take him for a walk every day. He had loads of friends and all the kids knew him and always came running over to him to give him a cuddle. He was bullying me to go out last night because he loves his little walk."

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "We were called at 8.45pm last night, Tuesday 4 June, following a report that two Rottweiler dogs, which had escaped from a nearby property, had attacked a Maltipoo, which was being walked by its owner, at the junction of Sedgemoor Road and Ridgemont Avenue in Norris Green.

"The Maltipoo died as a result of its injuries. Dog patrol attended at the home address of the Rottweilers to assess both dogs, which are not a banned breed.

"Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting reference 24000499938."

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