A DOG has died after it was attacked by another dog in Rhyl yesterday (February 11).

This was in the region of Marine Lake, with police having received reports of the matter soon after 12pm.

The dog, a Yorkshire Terrier, was described by a witness as being treated “like a rag doll” by the animal which attacked him.


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Police said it is investigating the matter and is asking anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.

A North Wales Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 12pm on February 11, we were made aware of a dangerous dog incident in the area of Marine Lake, Rhyl, where a Yorkshire Terrier is reported to have been attacked by another dog, understood to be an Alsatian type.

“Sadly, the Yorkshire Terrier died shortly after the incident.

“Investigations are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101, or via the website, using reference Q020244.”

A witness told the Journal that there were two Alsatian dogs involved in attacking the Yorkshire Terrier.

They said: “The couple with the Alsatians, who were off the lead, dragged them away.

“The Alsatians threw the terrier around like a rag doll and it had a massive gash on its side. The dog’s screams could be heard around the lake.

“As a dog owner myself and local to the lake, seeing dogs constantly off their lead in this area is a regular issue and intimidating for dogs and their owners."