Houssine Jarram, 52, said the banned-breed dog took his five-year-old pooch in its jaws and shook it in a “savage” attack that was “over in seconds.”
Mr Jarram described how he couldn’t sleep after watching the “nightmare” unfold in front of him as he walked the family pet, named Leo, in Brixton last month.
He told the Standard: “I fell to the floor and started crying. I couldn’t believe what was happening right in front of my eyes. It was all over so fast.
“For a long time I was in total shock, and that night I didn’t get much sleep. I haven’t even told my young daughters, they will be completely devastated when they find out.
Police said the dog that killed his well-loved pet is a banned breed that can only be owned with restrictions.
There are four banned breeds: Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasileiro.
But the police say there are exceptions.
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “The dog which carried out the attack was subsequently seized under section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act. We are in contact with the owners of the deceased dog. No arrests have been made at this stage, and inquiries continue.”
(Evening Standard - May 19, 2017)