A pensioner was left bleeding for 14 hours after a dog ripped through an artery in his face outside a supermarket.
Angela Lunt posted a shocking image of her 75-year-old charity volunteer dad in a bid to track down the owner of the animal after the savage incident.
Despite the photo being taken 10 days after the attack, it showed severe wounds to his face and arm.
â€˜My dad doesnâ€™t remember what exactly happened but does remember the dayÂ was very hot.â€™ (Picture: Angela Lunt/ Facebook)
The â€˜German Shepherd-typeâ€™ is said to have knocked Ms Luntâ€™s father off his bike during the attack outside Morrisons in Whitehaven, Cumbria.
She said on Facebook: â€˜Please can you help find the owner of the dog thatÂ did this to my 75 year old dad?
â€˜Morrisons, Whitehaven, 29 June at around 4.15pm.Â He had just finished his volunteer charity work job and was cycling toÂ Morrisons for a cuppa before setting off home.
â€˜My dad doesnâ€™t remember what exactly happened but does remember the dayÂ was very hot.â€™
She added: â€˜The dog, which was large, dark and hairy (he now describes itÂ as a German Shepherd type) seemed in distress, barking repeatedly. BecauseÂ of this he gave it a wide berth.
â€˜The dog took a dislike to my dad, knocking him off his bike, biting him onÂ the arm, cheek and nose. He remembers having the dogâ€™s lead wrapped aroundÂ his arm and trying to unhook it to stop the dog biting.â€™
The â€˜German Shepherd-typeâ€™ is said to have knocked Ms Luntâ€™s father off his bike during theÂ attack outside Morrisons in Whitehaven, Cumbria. (Picture: Angela Lunt/ Facebook)
Her father was taken to West Cumberland Hospital, who transferred him toÂ Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary to see a plastic surgeon.
She added: â€˜It took around 14 hours to stem the bleeding as the dog hadÂ bitten through an artery under the skin on his face before my dad could be operated on.
â€˜He spent a few nights in Newcastle, and is still under the surgeon, havingÂ weekly visits with a possibility of further work done on his face inÂ future.â€™
Angela explained how the staff at Morrison were â€˜absoutely lovelyâ€™ and closed the pharmacy to deal with her dad until the ambulance came.
Angela claimed the owner of the dog slipped away once the situation hadÂ calmed down.
She said: â€˜I donâ€™t blame the owner for taking the dog away. I absolutelyÂ love my dogs, and would certainly be in shock if this was totally out ofÂ character, but I would also know that I should at least talk to the police.
â€˜My dad, well heâ€™s a bit embarrassed, and, bless his very sweet and lovelyÂ nature, says itâ€™s lucky it happened to him at 75 and not a small child.â€™
A spokesman for Cumbria Constabularly said: â€˜We are currently investigatingÂ a dog biting incident.â€™