A four-year-old girl was almost killed after her skull was crushed by a devil dog that savaged her while she played in a friend’s garden.
Little Tillie was mauled by a cross-breed dog while she was playing at her friend’s house.
While schoolgirl Tillie recovers in the hospital following the horrific attack last Sunday (15/7) her best friend Halle Wilson, four, is doing her utmost to cheer her up.
Halle, who is a keen hiker, is preparing to climb 2,015 ft on a steep incline to raise money to give Tillie some well-needed toys.
Halle’s mother Carly Wilson, 28, said: “I can’t imagine what poor Tillie is going through.
“You just don’t ever expect that to happen, she will probably be left with possibly emotionally and physically scars for life.
“Halle was obviously really upset when she found out what happened to her friend and came home and said she wanted to raise some money to buy her some toys.
“I am so proud of Halle, she is still only young but she really wanted to do something to help Tillie and try and bring her some joy.”
With the family having a trip to the Lake District already planned they are preparing to take on Warton Crag and Catbells fell today (Sun).
Speaking of the upcoming challenge Carly said: “Halle loves hiking and climbing and she’s fully equipped.
“We go on walking breaks a lot and she’s always leaving me lagging behind, she’s always shouting at me to hurry up.
“We wish Tillie a speedy recovery and just hope to bring her a little bit of joy after such an awful experience.”
Lancashire police said in a statement: “An investigation is underway after a girl was attacked by a dog in Preston.
“Police were called at around 4.15pm following reports a child had been injured by a dog in the garden of an address on Westfield Drive, Preston.
“The four-year-old girl was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with facial and head injuries. It is believed the girl had been playing in the garden of a property where the dog lived.
“It is thought the dog is a cross-breed and it has been seized by police.
“A 40-year-old woman from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of having a dog dangerously out of control and remains in police custody.”
To donate to Halle’s fundraising efforts visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/help-tillie?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Yimbyprojectpage&utm_content=help-tillie&utm_campaign=projectpage-share-owner&utm_term=PBzkEdV8B