A whippet dog was left seriously injured after it was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier that had run away from its owner.
The attack took place along Western Avenue in Daventry at around 8.30pm on Thursday, October 4.
The whippet lost consciousness as a result of the attack and the Staffordshire bull terrier was retrieved by its owner, who then left the scene. The the whippet was left seriously injured and in need of immediate veterinary treatment.
Daventry District Council is appealing for information about the dog and its owner.
The Staffordshire bull terrier is described as being small and white, with a grey patch, and was called by the name ‘Scooby’. Its owner was described as being a young male, possibly in his late teens or early twenties.
Councillor Richard Atterbury, portfolio holder for environmental health at Daventry District Council, said: “We’ve not been able to identify the dog that carried out this attack or its owner, but it’s important that we do so that we can get in touch and take the appropriate steps to ensure a similar incident doesn’t happen again.
“If anyone has any information that will help us to identify the dog and its owner, please can they contact the dog warden at Daventry District Council on 01327 871100.”