A Bedfordshire woman, who put pictures on social media of her spaniel being savaged by a dog resembling a pitbull, says she was “surprised” to get over 10,000 shares.
Mafalda Clewlow, from Biddenham, posted images of the “ferocious attack” on her King Charles Spaniel, as they walked near Ouse Valley golf course on Friday.
Ms Clewlow said the dog was badly hurt but was recovering well.
Police have released a photograph of a man they suspect to be the dog’s owner.
They have appealed for information from the public to identify him.