A ‘devil’ dog who mauled a miniature pinscher to death in London attacked a woman as she walked her border cross terrier three weeks earlier, it was claimed tonight.
The victim, known only as Zoe, 44, claims she was left with ‘a hole in her arm’ after she tried to separate the leadless bullmastiff from her pet at around 8.30pm on July 16.
She believes the ‘devil’ dog is the same animal which attacked Renata Aladenika’s miniature pinscher Rocco in Woolwich Common on Sunday.
Ms Aladenika, 18, had taken four-year-old Rocco for a half-hour walk when she claims the bullmastiff rushed over, sank its teeth into her dog’s neck and shook him ‘like a rag doll’.
The victim, known only as Zoe, 44, claims she was left with ‘a hole in her arm’ after she tried to separate the leadless bullmastiff from her border cross terrier (pictured) on July 16
Zoe told how she had taken two-year-old Sid for a walk when the ‘devil dog’ lunged at her pet and she was bitten on the arm and foot. Pictured: Her injuries
The student then filmed the bullmastiff’s owner as she dragged her dog away from the scene, while Rocco lay bleeding in the grass and Ms Aladenika sobbed ‘he’s dying’ and ‘I don’t know what to do.’
The miniature pinscher had to be put down the following day as he had suffered catastrophic haemorrhaging in his neck.
Ms Aladenika’s mother Dorothy tonight told MailOnline how several dog owners have since come forward to claim they have had frightening experiences with the animal.
Among them was Zoe, who told how she had taken two-year-old Sid for a walk when the ‘devil dog’ lunged at her pet and she was bitten on the arm and foot.
She had to have an emergency tetanus jab after the wounds turned septic the following day and was left with a ‘hole in her arm’, she added.
Harrowing footage captured the moment a teenager begs for help after her miniature pinscher was mauled to death by a leadless ‘devil’ dog in London. Pictured: Renata Aladenika with Rocco
Zoe said the attack happened near Woolwich Common in south London – and despite calling police she says no action was taken against the owner.
‘I saw that video and recognised the dog straight away because it’s the same one which attacked me,’ she said.
‘I was walking my border cross terrier, Sid, at night by the common.
‘There was a young teenage lad walking with a bullmastiff. The kid had the dog’s lead slung over his shoulder and the dog was walking by his side.
‘But all of a sudden when the bullmastiff saw my little dog, it went for him and I had to grab it and actually pull it off mine.
‘The dog snapped back and bit me on the arm and the foot. I shouted at the kid that he should keep a dog like that on a lead but he didn’t seem to care.
‘Luckily my wounds did not require stitches or hospital treatment. Although they did turn septic 24-hours later and I had to pay for an emergency tetanus jab at a local chemist.
Ms Aladenika, 18, was walking Rocco in Woolwich Common on Sunday when she claims a bullmastiff (pictured) rushed over, sank its teeth into her dog’s neck and shook him ‘like a rag doll’
Heartbreaking photographs captured the devastated pet owner as she said goodbye to her ‘best friend’ Rocco – whose injuries were so severe he had to be put to sleep
‘I thought that dog was a danger and could do serious harm to a child or another animal so I reported the owner to the police right away – but that was three weeks ago and clearly they haven’t done anything about it.
‘Had they done so then this miniature pinscher wouldn’t have been attacked and its owner wouldn’t have to go through the heart ache of having her beloved pet put to sleep because of its injuries.’
Zoe is unsure whether the bullmastiff was snapping at her or Sid when she was bitten.
The pet owner added that others in the area have mentioned incidents with the same dog, and he still allegedly does not wear a muzzle.
Mrs Aladenika, whose daughter Renata witnessed the attack on their dog Rocco, also revealed a woman with a Staffordshire bull terrier claimed she ‘had a narrow escape’ from being attacked by what is believed to be the same dog.
She said others claimed to have seen an attack by the same dog on a chihuahua.
Ms Aladenika (pictured near where Rocco is buried) shared footage of the aftermath in a bid to unmask the owner who she claims offered to give her a lift to a vets but then fled with her dog
Ms Aladenika, from Charlton, south east London, said: ‘It felt like this giant devil dog versus our tiny Rocco.’ Pictured: Rocco before the attack
Another person reportedly told her the dog wasn’t so aggressive until it was attacked by two German shepherds.
Speaking today, Mrs Aladenika said: ‘A lot of people have come forward.
‘I’ve had about six people contact me, one of the ladies was bitten by the dog when she tried to separate her dog from it.
‘Another told me the owner was making a flippant comment about how if the dog had a muzzle on she would let it go face to face with her little dog.
‘This dog seems to go for smaller ones for some reason, it seems to have a hunger for chasing down and attacking smaller dogs.
‘I’m sure this is just the tip of the iceberg.’
She also revealed how a woman claiming to be the owner of the bullmastiff contacted her through Facebook today ‘saying how devastated she is.’
The teenager (pictured with Rocco) decided to video the aftermath so she would have evidence of who was responsible for the attack
‘She sent me a long message saying how badly she felt about the situation, and she was trying to put across the point that her dog was mild tempered and this was all hearsay and out of character,’ Mrs Aladenika added.
The mother added the woman claimed she had returned to the park to look for her daughter after the attack, but couldn’t find her.
‘I want to give her the benefit of the doubt, I don’t think she’s a horrible person, but I do think she was negligent after seeing her dog with that pattern of behaviour,’ she added.
‘I’m just devastated, that’s all I can say. I don’t wish anybody ill I just want to move on.
‘I just think she should take responsibility for her actions.’
The family launched a GoFundMe page to help with the £1,300 vet bill, and have now raised more than £1,911. The remaining funds will be donated to Mind and the RSPCA.
Speaking of the incident on Sunday, Metropolitan Police said: ‘There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.’
The force has been contacted for comment on the further claims.