THE daughter of a pensioner has told the Journal how her mother fought off a dog that left her with bite marks and puncture wounds to her arm.
The 70-year-old woman spent five hours in hospital after being attacked by the animal while out walking in Carmarthen.
Dyfed-Powys Police are investigating the attack.
Now there are calls for signs to be put up on the footpath linking Llansteffan Road with the rear of Tesco Extra, urging dog owners to keep their pets on leads.
The path is used by pupils walking to and from Queen Elizabeth High.
The woman — who lives in Johnstown but does not wish to be named — has provided the Journal with photographs of her injuries.
She believes the dog that attacked her appeared to be a boxer breed of dog. She was walking with her daughter's Pekingese dog at around midday on Saturday, December 1.
Her daughter said: "My mother scooped up my dog and put it under her coat but the other dog was circling her and then floored her, biting her right arm. She told me that the dog's owner was further down the path and had let the dog go ahead without its lead.
"If the dog had gone through an artery or bitten her neck, it could have been a very different and much worse situation."
Dyfed-Powys Police are investigating the attack and appealing for witnesses.
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