Farnham family gets new puppy after losing Jackapoo in Frensham Pond Rottweiler attack

August 9, 2018
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A family from Farnham who are still in shock after a Rottweiler killed their beloved Jackapoo puppy at Frensham Little Pond have welcomed a new puppy to their home.

Just a three weeks ago, on July 21, Anthony (52) and Charmaine (43) Hewison, their nine-year-old son Timothy, his friend and their other dog Tilly, watched as a Rottweiler came charging out of nowhere and attacked 15-week-old Molly.

According to Mr Hewison, the white and brown Jackapoo (a Jack Russell and Poodle cross) was “shaken like a toy” and her skull was crushed within seconds.

The story was shared to thousands of people on Facebook and Surrey Live published a story on July 24. Within days, a friend who had heard of the horrifying ordeal offered to give the family a new puppy.

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The family were initially uncertain about taking on another puppy so soon after Molly’s death as they were still in shock and were afraid of taking Tilly for a walk.

But they agreed having a new puppy would help their surviving Jackapoo Tilly.

Over the weekend of August 4, the Hewisons picked up their new 13-week-old black Cockerpoo puppy Roxie, who they say has already livened up their home.

Two-year-old Tilly, who was previously given tablets because of her whining at night, is her usual self again, Mrs Hewison said.

Charmaine Hewison and her son Luke cuddling 13-week-old Roxie
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She continued: “We felt like the house was empty and Tilly used to be a bundle of joy, and when I came in from work, she’d always come bouncing. But she was just hidden away in the cupboard with Molly’s blanket.

“Now we’ve got Roxie, there’s a bit of joy back in the house – and mischief.

“When I introduced Roxie to Tilly and Tilly was like ‘Oh, is that another baby,’ it actually made me cry. Because before she just laid in banket and all she wanted was to play.

Molly the Jack-a-Poo puppy was attacked by a Rottweiler
(Image: Anthony Hewison)

“No one is ever going to replace my Molly, but I’m already happier. Molly was my little girl, she followed me everywhere, now Roxie does.”

The first night had been difficult for the new puppy as she was “howling and really upset”, according to Mrs Hewison. But the situation was resolved when at 3.50am, Tilly came out of her cupboard to cuddle with the Cockerpoo.

Mrs Hewison said: “I think Tilly got fed up and said ‘You know what, I need to do something.’”

Tilly and her new friend Roxie
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Describing the newest member of the family, she continued: “Roxie is very laid back compared to Molly. She sits there and studies you, works out what you’re going to be doing next.

“When you come home, she sits on your lap and cuddles.

“You can’t see her eyes because she’s all black. She’s got beautiful long eyelashes and they’re adorable.”

But Mrs Hewison said she still suffers flashbacks of the dog attack in Frensham: “Still, when I shut my eyes, I still see that Rottweiler doing what it did to Molly.

Tilly, who is her usual bouncy self again, high-fives Charmaine
(Image: Grahame Larter)

“I have to think of ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ in my head. I actually sing it in my head to drop off to sleep.”

Seeing another Rottweiler in the street could also trigger the flashbacks, she said.

The family are currently working on launching a government petition for tougher rules and penalties for dangerous dogs.

Roxie has settled into her new home
(Image: Surrey Advertiser)

Surrey Police is still investigating the incident and the family are appealing for witnesses to come forward to ensure justice is served.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number PR/45180078044

Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/farnham-family-gets-new-puppy-15000988


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