A dog owner in the United Kingdom was left distraught after his pet dog was viciously mauled by an out-of-control canine.

Speaking to the Scotsman on Wednesday, the unidentified owner said his pet, a black Labrador, was resting in his garden when a passing canine attacked it.

"She poked her nose through the fence to say hello and this white, Staffie and I think Pitbull cross just went for her and ripped her nose. She ended up with 25 stitches across her mouth and nose. The scream that came from our dog was horrific, it was like a human scream. The man walking this dog then proceeded to hit it and shout at it until a blond woman, who I presume was his girlfriend, came over,” the owner said, adding that the woman appeared to be drunk.

Calling it a “horrendous moment,” the owner said, “We have two kids, my son is nine and my daughter is six, and they saw the attack and there was blood everywhere. They weren't able to sleep properly after it."

He said his pet underwent treatment which cost him almost $500.

“Her back legs caved in after she was bitten. So she had to have a vaccine because the vet thought something might be wrong with the dog that bit her,” the owner said.

Meanwhile, the owner said the man who was walking the other canine refused to cover the treatment cost as the dog was on leash when the attack took place.

In a statement, an Edinburgh City Council spokeswoman said, “We would encourage anyone to report out of control dogs, including attacks on other dogs, to our environmental wardens, who can investigate incidents and take action to improve dog behavior where necessary.”

In this image, a dog's paw reaches through the kennel fence at the Queen Anne's County Department of Animal Service in Queenstown, Maryland, Jan. 24, 2008. Getty Images/Jim Watson