Guide dog injured

FURTHER to your article Guide dog attacked (May 30) my wife s guide dog Gable was attacked in the street while we were walking home from St Neots railway station and not in Priory Park. He was attacked by a German shepherd, which was being walked along

FURTHER to your article "Guide dog attacked" (May 30) my wife's guide dog Gable was attacked in the street while we were walking home from St Neots railway station and not in Priory Park. He was attacked by a German shepherd, which was being walked along a public highway without a lead.

If it hadn't been for my beating the shepherd off, and a young man who turned back to help by holding the German Shepherd by its collar, I am sure Gable would have had much worse injuries.

As it was, he had to have a general anaesthetic, several stitches to his ear, and was out of action all weekend, meaning my wife was housebound.

This was an attack by a dog that was known to us and which had seen Gable without incident many times before, showing that dogs can be unpredictable. As such, they should be kept on a lead, especially on a public highway.

I would also like to thank the young man who helped us that night. In the rush to get our dog away we were unable to express our gratitude.

PHIL BROOKS, Hawkesford Way, St Neots