The Staffie’s owner Suzanne Johnson, 46, put the dog on a lead after arriving at the scene in Tottington, Greater Manchester.
But she initially gave out an incorrect phone number when asked to provide her details, a court heard.Elisha, who suffered scratch injuries to her arms and legs, later had an x-ray which found she had suffered a fractured wrist as she was dragged to the ground.
Basil also suffered injuries and underwent £60 worth of surgery at a vets.
No night vision goggles needed! Dogs’ eyes contain a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark.
In a statement, Elisha told police: ‘This incident has left me struggling to sleep and I have been having nightmares.
‘I no longer walk my dog alone and my dad has to come with me, which has taken away my independence.
‘I have not been back to where the incident happened as I am terrified I might see that dog again. Even when I walk to nearby shops, I cross the road if I see a dog I have not come across before.’Johnson, a brewery agent from Tottington, admitted being in charge of dog dangerously out of control and causing injury at Manchester magistrates court, and was ordered to pay Elisha £300 compensation.
Her dog was spared from being put to sleep but will have to be muzzled and kept on a lead in public at all times.
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