A Ryhope family have been left “heartbroken” after their pet dog Macy has died following an attack by two bullmastiffs on Friday, June 12.
10-year-old Macy the terrier was left in a serious condition and required round-the-clock treatment in the days after the attack.
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Cris Watson-Hope, 62, from Ryhope set up a fundraiser to help cover the extensive vet fees but she announced last night (Thursday, June 18) via the “Ryhope Have Your Say” Facebook group that Macy has sadly died.
She said: “It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that little Macy has passed away.
“As I'm sure you can all understand her family are dreadfully upset and will be in contact when they feel ready.”
Cris said she has now taken down the fundraiser.
She added: “I’ve taken down the fundraiser because I don’t think it is appropriate at this time.
“People are still wanting to donate to Macy’s owner but the family are distraught at the moment.
“Obviously all the money raised will still go to them.”
Northumbria Police had initially arrested the owners of the bullmastiffs but have since released them without charge.
It is understood there will be no further investigation into the incident as no humans were physically harmed.