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Tiny 2.5kg puppy is put to sleep after being ‘crushed’ by another dog

A tiny puppy had to be put down after being ‘crushed’ by another dog in a park, leaving her with horrific spinal injuries.

Buffy the Cavapoo – a cross between a Cavalier King Charles spaniel and a poodle – was "screaming and wailing" during the attack.

She had been happily playing at the park in Stockport, Manchester, with her owner when she was allegedly savaged by the other dog.

Devastated owner Sophia Siddiqui said that vets tried to save the minuscule pup, even giving it methadone for the pain.

But she was told her injuries were too severe and it would be ‘kinder to let her go’, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Buffy weighed just 2.5kg.

Sophia is “heartbroken” about her death and is tying to track down the owner of the “dalmatian-type” dog that hurt her – but without success.


The 22-year-old account manager is appealing for anyone who saw what happened to come forward.

Sophia recalled: ”It was just like any other normal day.

“We were walking back towards the car when it happened."

Sophia says the dog was off its lead before it attacked Buffy.

"It grabbed hold of Buffy; no warning, no nothing," she added.

"It had Buffy in its mouth, I couldn’t get it to let her go. I was just screaming, ‘get your dog off my puppy’.

"Buffy was screaming and wailing. Eventually I managed to get her, she was shaking.

"I ran a bit further away before the woman managed to get the dog on a lead, but she was having to use her strength to hold it back, it was still trying to get at us."

Another dog walker rushed to Sophia’s aid and drove her and Buffy to an emergency vet.

"She had horrific spinal injuries, it was in bits," Sophia added.

"There was nothing they could do, and they told me it would be kinder to let her go.

"Buffy weighed just 2.5kg, it took seconds to crush her. I don’t want this happening to anyone else."

Sophia posted on Facebook that she and her family are “shell-shocked” and “completely broken”.

She added: "She was such a beautiful, sweet soul, a friend to everyone who ever met her. She was a gorgeous, funny, mischievous, silly, but most of all, happy, little noodle head!

"To anyone who has a dog, please be careful and treasure every moment with your little furbaby, as we’ve been robbed of so many moments.

"If anyone has any information, please could you contact me."

She added: "We love you Buffy, sleep tight and run over the Rainbow Bridge."

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Police called to a report of a dog attacking another dog on Heath Road, Stockport, on Saturday. Enquiries are ongoing."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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