Watch dog owner describe the moment bloodied Rottweiler hurled himself ‘like a …

An eyewitness has described the terrifying moment a potentially dangerous dog which has apparently been dumped in Porthcawl hurtled towards him “like a missile”.

The dog, believed to be a Rottweiler, was last seen in the Kenfig National Nature Reserve on Friday.

James Farmer, who is leading a small team of volunteers in a search for the animal, said he was at the rugby club opposite the golf course at Rest Bay when he noticed a black BMW X5 pull up.

James, 39, from Porthcawl, said: “The rear door opened. I thought the dog jumped out but then I saw hands behind it, open-palmed.

‘It leapt at me’

“The door was shut and it drove off. I couldn’t see anyone in it – it had blacked-out windows – and the rear number plate had black over it so I couldn’t see what was on the plate.

“I couldn’t tell what the dog was initially but it came at us like a missile.

“It leapt at me. It missed – it wasn’t me getting out of the way, it missed.

Tried to chew through fence

“I picked up my dog by the scruff of his neck and had to throw him over the wall which was next to us and I jumped over it following him.

“Thankfully, because I believe the dog could have got over it but it didn’t, it just spent its time trying to chew through the fence.”

The former Lance Corporal in the Parachute Regiment has seen the animal twice and believes it is in a lot of pain and is scared.

He said: “Its right ear is missing, its right jowl lip was missing, most of its left leg was down to the bone and its tail was in half.”

Search continues

James said he immediately told the authorities of what he had seen. He added: “It looks like it’s been used for dog fighting, lost, and has been dumped.”

With the school holidays now under way James said he wants to locate the dog promptly.

On Friday Bridgend council warned residents that if they saw the dog they should not approach it but to report it to the council by dialling 01656 643643 or to call South Wales Police on 101.

James added: “I have got in touch with a lot of people and we have been told how to approach him. Once we locate him we will keep sight of him and tell the dog warden.”

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