The mum of a girl attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier says the blame should lie with the owners, not the dogs.
Six-year-old Rebecca Learmouth was mauled by the dog while playing near her home in Byker, Newcastle on Tuesday May 29.
Rebecca was left with wounds to her mouth, nose and cheek and needed surgery to repair her injuries.
It’s the second attack by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in Tyne and Wear this month after eight-year-old Jonathon Harwood was mauled in South Shields.
Despite her ordeal, mum Louise Cavanah says she doesn’t blame the breed and says it’s the owners who should be held accountable.
She said: “Not all dogs are the same, it’s just the way some of them are being brought up.
“They’re being used for street cred and protection. At one point it was a Rottweiler and now it’s a Staffie.”
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