Can't believe I'm writing this ....
Mabel was savagely attacked by two dogs on Sunday while we had our lunchtime walk.
She had emergency surgery at the vets. She has come home this afternoon. She is in a lot of pain, has cuts and bruises all over her lower half. She has a broken pelvis. The deepest puncture wound (from where one the dogs had put her in its mouth and thrown her around) hasn't done any serious internal damage (amazingly).
I honestly thought she was dead. I have never witnessed anything so brutal and I was helpless. I couldn't get the dog off her. It was good fortune that a neighbour who was walking his dogs heard our screams and came running. He helped the owner of one of the dogs to get the dogs off. The other owner (whose dog was the most vicious of the two, walked over merely shouted at her dog).
My neighbour carried Mabel home. Another person put the details of an owner in my phone.
We have a police officer visiting tomorrow so hopefully they will be able to find the owner(s) and prevent this happening to any other animal.
Mabel has a long road of recovery ahead of her (and we will booth have to learn to deal with the trauma) but she is a miracle dog. The vets say she is lucky to have survived.