Mum saves kids by pinning down attacking dog

August 24th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 24 (IANS) A 31-year-old mother in Britain bravely saved her kids from a crazy dog that ripped their puppy into pieces.

Karen Greaves was enjoying a picnic in a park with her four-month-old daughter Amelia, five-year-old son Dylan, and their Cavalier King Charles spaniel Molly when they were attacked by a bullmastiff dog, Daily Express reported.

The dog was with its female owner. Within seconds it mauled 10-month-old puppy Molly to death. It then knocked little Amelia’s buggy to the ground.

Greaves, who sensed the crazy dog was about to attack the crying baby and her brother, suddenly grabbed the mastiff and wrestled it to the ground.

She along with the attacking bullmastiff’s owner pinned the dog to the ground until police arrived, as a group of teenagers standing nearby helped the kids to safety.

But Greaves suffered serious wounds to her hands and arms, as she was repeatedly bitten. She spent three days in hospital undergoing surgery and will be scarred for life.

Karen later said: “The dog seemed to just snap. I did everything I could to try to wrestle it from Molly but it had a look in its eyes that said it wasn’t going to stop for anything.”

“My children were screaming. I feared for them so I lay across the dog’s back and put my hands in its mouth and it basically ate my hands.”

The dog was later seized by police and taken away by the vets.

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