SINGAPORE - A dog allegedly attacked a 49-year-old woman's dog, and she has sought the help of the authorities to get to the bottom of the matter.
The woman, only known as Ms He, told Chinese evening newspaper Shin Min Daily News that the attack by a border collie on her mixed-breed chow chow-poodle has left her four-year-old dog called Louise in need of hip replacement surgery.
The Agri-food and Veterinary Authority told The Straits Times it is investigating the incident that happened on May 10.
Ms He said that she was at the Bishan Dog Run in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park with her dog when the incident happened. Ms He said that her dog sidled up to the border collie.
The next thing she knew, the dog chased hers and pounced, crushing Louise under its weight.
Ms He's friend, a 38-year-old taxi driver who was then with her, tried to remove Louise to safety, but he ended up getting his finger bitten. When Ms He was exchanging contact information with a woman believed to be the border collie's owner, the dog allegedly tried to attack Louise again.
When Ms He tried to help Louise, the dog pounced on her instead, and bit her thigh, she told Shin Min.
She has visited the vet, who has told her that Louise may need hip replacement surgery as its hip has been severely dislocated.
She added that the surgery is likely to cost about $10,000, and is hoping to get compensation from the other dog's owner. She is appealing for more eyewitnesses in a bid to "get justice" for her dog.