A FAMILY has been left devastated after their much-loved pet was mauled to death by a bloodthirsty dog.

Heartbroken Angela Donnelly told how a Staffie tore into mini Yorkshire Terrier Millie after ripping her from her arms during a walk on the cycle track between Brookfield and Bridge of Weir.

Angela said it was “like something out of a wildlife documentary.”

Angela and her daughter Katelyn tried to wrestle Millie from the other dog but were overpowered.

Police have now launched a hunt for the dog’s owners.

Bridge of Weir woman Angela said: “I have not been able to sleep or eat.”

Angela, Katelyn and pal June were walking at around 6.20pm last Wednesday when the attack took place.

Angela added: “His eyes [the dog’s] were just fixated on me.“

"The dog jumped up and grabbed Millie out of my arms.

“When the dog let Millie go they [the owners] just started to walk away.”

Angela added: “”When I reached her after the attack she was in a terrible state. She had a huge hole in her and lots of cuts and couldn’t even lift her paw.

“There was blood everywhere.” 

The trio rushed Millie to Love Street Vets, in Paisley, but, an hour after Angela got home, she received a call saying Millie hadn’t survived.

Angela says Millie’s death has been particularly hard on their other dog, Sam, who continues to “expect her to walk through the front door”.

She said: “June is not great with dogs but it’s only recently her daughters just got two small dogs but this has put her right off.

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“It was actually Millie’s birthday just on the Monday before the incident.

“She will be cremated but the sad thing is we didn’t really get the chance to say goodbye.”

The Staffie’s owners are described as a man in his 30s and a woman in her late 20s. He has a scar on his face, is 5ft 4ins tall, of medium build and was wearing a royal blue zipper.

She is 5ft 8ins tall, thin, with long brown hair and was wearing blue leggings, a grey zipper and a black jacket.

Call 101 with information.

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