A WOMAN is urging dog owners to remain vigilant after her two pets were viciously attacked over the weekend.

The Leader previously reported several incidents of dogs being attacked despite owners being asked to keep pets on leads.

Local councillor Mike Davies was calling on members of the public to observe the guidance or risk being fined.

Ashleigh Davies said her stepfather was walking her two dogs, Rizzle and Shay, on Sunday afternoon at Borras Commonwood when they were attacked by a Blue Staffy.

She said: "A Staffy came running towards him and latched onto my older dogs face rather than her eck.

"My stepdad was trying to break them apart and my other dog bit the Staffy and the Staffy caught him in the face as well.

"Luckily the dog eventually let go and ran off with the other lad.

The Leader:

"They had to take a different way home then and one of the dogs has a hole in their face and needed antibiotics and painkillers from the vets."

Ashleigh said she has not experienced issues in that area before herself, but since posting on social media, many others have said they have been subjected to attacks.

She added: "This has definitely made me wary about taking them out in the future. I now have to get up at 6am just to take them out so it doesn't happen again.

"We aren't going back that way again either.

"Keep your dogs on a lead and if you see a large dog just pick your dog up, it's not worth the risk.

"These dogs do get a bad reputation. I don't want people to think Staffy's are bad dogs, they aren't. I believe it's solely down to the owner.

"I don't want them to have a bad name after this, it's just one dog not the whole breed.

"Dog owners need to be careful. It's made me wary. I've always thought if it's safe to take dog off their lead then do so but I wouldn't do that now. It's better to be safe than sorry.

"If this happens to anyone then please report it."