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Horse That Was Attacked By Dog On Christmas Eve Is ‘Lucky To Be Alive’

According to a vet, one horse that was attacked by a dog on Christmas Eve is lucky to be alive.

The horse that was attacked on Christmas Eve was in its paddock at the bottom of Field Lane in Alvaston, next door to End Cottage Kennels.

The owner found her horse covered in blood at around 1:40 pm on Monday, December 24th.

She arrived at the paddock with her husband and 3-year-old grandson when she first noticed her horse had been attacked. The family noticed the horse had sustained “serious injuries to its body, face and leg.” They called out an emergency vet straight away, who tended to the animal.

The owner of the horse is urging the owner of the dog to come forward. Derbyshire police are investigating the incident.

The owner of the horse wrote on Facebook: “An emergency vet attended and said the horse is lucky to be alive because of the deep cut to her face which was millimetres away from severing a main artery. She had to be sedated and receive emergency veterinary treatment.

"The vet confirmed that the injuries are from a dog and the attack would have happened today shortly before we arrived at the field."

She added: "We are devastated to see our much-loved horse in such a bad way, she is a big part of our family and my young grandson is pretty traumatised by it. I'm so angry with the irresponsible dog owner.

"She is doing okay now she has been stitched up but is sadly not out of the woods yet and is receiving ongoing treatment."

The family urge anyone with any information to contact the police on 03451233333 and quoting the reference number: 1245 24/12/2018