Amelia Adams, four, was savaged by her grandmother’s Jack Russell
A family have been torn apart after a four-year-old girl was savaged by her grandmother’s Jack Russell.
Amelia Adams was airlifted to hospital, from her mother’s house in the Outer Hebrides, after being attacked by Ann Morrison’s dog Skippy.
Now Amelia’s father, John Adams, has banned his daughter from seeing his mother-in-law and accused her of going back on a pledge to put the dog down.
Little Amelia, who could be left scarred for life, was flown to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, to have emergency surgery after the attack.
John, 32, told the Daily Record: ‘I haven’t contacted the police. With it being my mother-in-law’s dog, it is a very difficult situation.
‘I’ve got two dogs and if one had done that I’d have no qualms about putting it down.
‘It’s a small community and I’ve not met one person who doesn’t think the dog should be put down.’
John added that the attack on Amelia was unprovoked and she was just running through the corridor when the dog bit her.
‘We’re assuming that it was a paw that did the damage to the eye and it had a good bite at her mouth’ John said.
He added that the four-year-old needed six stitches in her eye wound and a surgery to rebuild her busted lip.
Jack Russell Skippy, seven, is accused of viciously attacking his owner’s grandaugher
However, Ann, whose daughter is John’s wife Rozanne, said that the dog didn’t attack or bite her grandaugher.
The grandmother-of-five said she was keeping Skippy, seven, and that Amelia’s injuries were ‘just a scratch’.
She told the Daily Record: ‘Amelia was in the kitchen with me and we were baking and she had a timer and wound it up so it was ticking away.
‘She ran down the hall in the house with this timer and when it rang the dog came running out and tried to grab it off her.
‘But the dog’s paw caught her eye and came down on her face.’
The grandmother added she’d asked John to provide her with a statement to prove Amelia’s injuries were a dog bite and questioned why he hasn’t got the police involved if he believes it was a bite.
She said that if her dog has ‘viciously bitten’ her granddaughter that she would have got rid of him.