A woman says her 12-year-old black lab is on the mend after a scary scene at the corner of Elliott and Goyeau in Windsor.

Tamara Berthiaume tells CTV Windsor her dog ‘Shadow’ was attacked by a dog on the loose on April 26.

According to Berthiaume, that dog’s jaws locked around Shadow’s ear.

People nearby rushed to the scene before police were called. ‘Shadow’was taken to the downtown veterinary clinic.

"They were talking to Shadow. They were making sure that he was totally coherent and I just stood there and cried," remembers Berthiaume. “On Monday it was worse on me because we had to bring him back on Monday and my sister had to sit with him because I couldn't handle it. He was screaming just hysterically."

Just hours after Shadow’s incident, Joe McParland’s greyhound ‘Vici’ suffered an even more brutal attack.

‘Vici’ died last Wednesday of a heart attack while recovering from injuries.

McParland and Berthiaume say it was the same dog that attacked both of their pets.

McParland is now suing the city, arguing city enforcement didn't take appropriate action following the attack on ‘Shadow.’

McParland claims the attacking animal is a mixed-breed pit bull, but that is still in question and the dog remains in a 10 day quarantine.

“I don't want to see the dog destroyed. I want the dog re-homed with somebody who's responsible, a good custodian for this dog," says McParland.

Berthiaume is in full support of the legal action and hopes it leads to answers.

For now, she's just counting herself lucky ‘Shadow’ is still walking alongside her.