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Puppy mauled to death by two large dogs in Lurgan

Bruno the puppy mauled to death in Lurgan

A puppy was mauled to death by two large dogs in Lurgan on Friday afternoon.

Little Bruno was being walked on the Lough Road / William Street area of the town at approximately 3.30pm when the sickening incident occurred.

According to a social media post, Bruno’s owner was walking him on his lead and harness at the time.

It was reported that two XL Bullies ran towards Bruno, which prompted his owner to pick him up, however, the owner was knocked to the ground by the dogs as they attempted to get at Bruno. The dogs then grabbed the helpless dog and dragged him away causing catastrophic injuries

Unfortunately, such were Bruno’s injuries he could not be saved despite the best efforts of the public and police to get the dog to the vet.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police received a report that a dog had been attacked by two dogs in the William Street area of Lurgan on Friday afternoon, September 29th.

“The injured dog was taken to a local vet by its owner.

“Police made contact with the owner of the two dogs and the matter was referred to the council dog warden.”

Following a string of fatal attacks, the UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced plans for the breed to be banned in England, Scotland and Wales by the end of the year, but the ban will not extend to Northern Ireland.

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