Tiny dog Kenzo paralysed in brutal Morecambe seafront attack

Attack victims Kenzo and Sanchez. Photo supplied by their owner Michelle Gregory.
Attack victims Kenzo and Sanchez. Photo supplied by their owner Michelle Gregory.

A heartbroken dog owner has told how her two little puppies were savaged in a brutal seafront attack which left one paralysed from the waist down.

Michelle Gregory’s beloved chihuahuas Kenzo and Sanchez were set upon by two much larger dogs as she walked them on Morecambe promenade.

Four month old Kenzo suffered a fractured spine when one of the dogs seized him in its mouth. Two-year-old Sanchez was unhurt but Kenzo is in a veterinary hospital after a battle to save his life.

“The dog’s teeth went straight through his spinal column,” said Michelle.

“There was blood everywhere. He’s stable but in a bad way. I don’t know what kind of decision I’m going to have to make. It’s terrible what’s happened.”

Michelle said both dogs, which she said looked like “big Jack Russells” were on leads as they approached her on the seafront side of Marine Road West last Wednesday.

“They started to get a bit ‘barky’,” said Michelle. “Then they came towards us. Next thing one didn’t have its lead and collar on. It looked like he’d slipped out of it. The owner didn’t say anything. He walked off. He couldn’t control them. He couldn’t get his dog off my puppy.”

Kenzo is being cared for at Kentdale hospital, Crooklands, which specialises in animal spinal injuries.

Michelle warned people to be careful while out walking their dogs.

The incident has been reported to the Lancaster City Council dog warden department and an investigation is under way to find the dog owner. If you can help please call 01524 582935 or send an email to dogwardens@lancaster.gov.uk . All information will be treated as confidential.