Savage dog attack in Blackrock leaves locals shaken

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Savage dog attack in Blackrock leaves locals shaken

The area where the incident happened.

A shocking dog attack which saw a large dog savage a smaller dog saw tailbacks on the way into Blackrock on Thursday evening. 

The attack happened at approximately 6pm when an woman walking a small dog was set upon by an Alsatian at 'The Square' area of Blackrock, on the section of road between Birches Lane and Marine View. 

The large dog - who the Democrat understands was off its leash - set upon the smaller, dog who was "tossed like a ragdoll" in the attack. 

Several motorists left their cars to intervene and one person - believed to be a resident in the area - even fetched a golf club in a bid to get the Alsatian off the smaller animal. 

The dog was rushed to the local vet, were, luckily it had not sustained any serious injuries.