A Jack Russell dog that won the hearts of the people of Ruthin after being terribly injured by another dog has died.
The dog, called Koopa, was being walked by a friend of his owner in Cae Ddol, Ruthin at 1 pm on Sunday when he came into contact with another dog.
The dog was described by witnesses as being a mastiff type dog.
The drama occurred at a time of day when the park was busy and there were alot of witnesses around incuding many children.
Koopa suffered severe injuries and was in the care of Wern veterinary surgery where he was being treated.
Koopa’s owner Lisa Atherton said: “It was horrific. Koopa was a real character and brought great joy to me and many others.
“It is distressing to think that so many children saw what happened. I have to say that the people of Ruthin have been so good to me.
“The community spirit in this town is amazing my dogs are like babies to me.
“Everybody has been so good including the police and Alex Roberts of Pet Services, as well as complete strangers being so kind. One lady even contacted the vets to say that her dog was a blood donor and offered blood for Koopa.
“The fundraising efforts were amazing.”
Peter Ellis, a friend of Lisa Atherton, was taking Koopa and another two dogs for a walk at the time of the attack.
He said: “There were so many families around with small children who saw the whole thing. It must have been horrendous for those children to see that.”
An online fund was set up, by Sally Smith to pay for Koopa’s care and there was also a collection taking place in B & M home bargains.
The incident has been reported to the police.
North Wales Police have said the owner of the other dog has been identified and investigations are ongoing.