On Sunday, These XXL American Bully dogs managed to get into the next door garden and attack a two-year-old girl named Ella.
Eyewitnesses say Ella Aunt was screaming ‘The dog’s got the baby!’ before fighting off one of the dogs in attempts to free Ella from it’s jaws.
Look at the size of the dog compared to the height of the gates and the children’s toy, Well done to Ella Aunt for her quick actions.
Police say the actions of Ella Aunt saved Ella from more serious injuries, Thankfully she intervened and saved Ella.
Dog owner Andrew McGowan aged 35 has been arrested on suspicion of having dangerous dogs out of control.
An air ambulance flew the Ella to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition.
Mark Wiggins, with the Merseyside Police, confirmed the dogs were American Bully dogs, totalling 11 in the three-bedroom, mid-terraced property.
He said: “There were 11 dogs in that property yesterday, either in the back garden or in the house.
“We know five of them were adult dogs and six of them were puppies. We have had them assessed today and we can confirm they are not a banned breed.
“What we believe at this time, is that the dogs are American Bully dogs, and we need to do some more inquiries to establish exactly what the nature of that dog is.”
He added: “There were three young children playing in that garden at the time, aged two, four and six and that the 57-year-old auntie who was in that property, was in the garden at the same time.
“Now she’s managed to get the two older children back into the property unharmed but unfortunately she’s been hurt herself with minor injuries while she’s been trying to protect the two-year-old.
“She [the girl] has got extensive injuries to her face, to her neck and to her body and only time will tell if she fully recovers from that attack.
“We know one, if not more, of these dogs was involved in the attack but we need to establish what went on.”
Got any information on this case? You can call detectives on 0151 777 4065, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.