Cavapoo and owner mauled in brutal dog attack recovering
A month after being attacked my two American XL bullies, a cavapoo and its owner are recovering.
Hugo, a two-and-a-half-year-old cavapoo, and his owner Louise, who did not wish to be fully named, were attacked by two dogs in Kemp Town, Brighton at the start of January.
A month on, the pair are still recovering from the incident.
Yesterday, it was revealed by The Argus that the two dogs which attacked the pair have been seized by police, after initially only being subject to an order.
At the time, Detective Superintendent Rachel Carr said:“An investigation was launched immediately, which included visiting the owners of the aggressor dog and carrying out a safety assessment of two animals at the address.
“As a result, the dogs’ owners have been ordered to keep them muzzled and on a lead in public and not left unattended in public at any time.”
Hugo is alive and doing ok, Louise told The Argus. She said: “We are still at the vets every other day and his skin looks pitted and scarred all over.
“His neck still has heavy bandaging on it due to the hole where he was bitten by one of the dogs.
“He is clearly very anxious.”
Louise herself was bitten by one of the dogs and taken to hospital. Her wrist is now scarred and has some nerve damage.
When Hugo was first in the vets he had to have two operations and Louise and her partner said the rising bills were “scary”.
Hugo’s walker and groomer set up a fundraiser to help the pair cover the vet bills. It gained over £12,000 in donations before the page was closed.
Hugo has his first session with a dog behaviour therapist a week ago.
Louise said: “We just want to say thank you again to all the lovely donors as that has been covered by all the generous donations on the GoFundMe.”
In the next session, Hugo and Louise will be seen together and they will cover gaining confidence to walk near big dogs.