A ‘sweet and incredibly loving’ Chihuahua was mauled to death by a ‘charging’ Greyhound at an Ayrshire beach after being ripped from her owner’s arms.
Five-year-old Pixie died when an off-lead Greyhound lunged for her, tearing her from her harness while in her horrified owners arms.
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Pixie was out walking at Croy beach – ‘her happy place’ – on Saturday, March 4 when the vicious attack happened.
The family, who wish to remain anonymous, say their “lives have been turned upside down” by the horrific incident and are pleading with others to keep dogs on a lead when in public spaces.
The devastated owner took to Facebook to share her plea and said: “Last weekend my mums Chihuahua, Pixie, was mauled and killed by a Greyhound who was off lead at Croy beach.
“My mum had Pixie on a lead and had picked her up when she saw the dog charging towards them.
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“The greyhound ripped Pixie out of her harness from my mums arms. We lost our beautiful girl, she was only five-years-old.
“We are absolutely heartbroken. Our lives have been turned upside down, all because of an owner who couldn’t properly control or call back their dog.”
The owner of beloved Pixie has been left “traumatised” by the incident with both her and her other Chihuahua, who was there during the attack, left feeling unsafe around other dogs when out walks.
The family are now begging dog owners to be considerate of other walkers and always put your dog on a lead while out in public.
She continued: “If you see an owner put their dog on a lead when they see your dog, or if their dog is already on a lead and you can see the owner actively avoiding the route you and your dog are taking- keep your dog on a lead and at a distance until you have passed.
“There are reasons why they do not want to be near your dog- for example trauma.
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“We don’t want this to happen to anyone else. If you are apprehensive about your dogs behaviour off lead; or it does not have good recall or if you cannot keep your dog under proper control- keep them on a lead.
Paying tribute to their Pixie, she added: “Pixie was sweet, fun, cheeky, loyal and incredibly loving.
“The beach was her happy place. You were and always will be so so loved, our little princess.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 3.45pm on Saturday, March 4, we received a report that a dog had died after being attacked by another dog at a beach in Maybole.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”
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