POLICE marksmen were called in when a crazed Rottweiler ran amok in the streets of Oswald-twistle.
It killed one dog, nearly ripped the leg off another and bit a woman on the leg during the Wednesday morning horror.
The animal was eventually caught after being fed drugged meat and taken to the Aspen Valley kennels.
Armed police swooped on Wordsworth Close shortly after 10am after residents raised the alarm that the dog was on the loose and causing mayhem.
Officers sealed off a cul-de-sac and warned residents to stay indoors.
But Mrs Jean Newton, 65, of Banbury Avenue, was left shattered after the Rottweiler killed her beloved pet dog Sally, an 11-year-old Westie. She said: "I'm totally devastated. The vets operated on her but she died in the evening. She had a broken rib and a hole in her stomach."
Jean said she could only watch in horror as the Rottweiler raced up to them and began attacking Sally.
She said: "It was throwing her around like a rag doll. Some people came to help me. I was covered in blood. It would have gone for me if they hadn't helped me. That dog is dangerous and should be put down."
Mrs Diana Whalley, 49, who lives a few doors away, suffered bite wounds to her left leg.
She was out with her two dogs Rocky and Taz near Harvey Street when she heard Jean screaming for the dog to let go of Sally.
Diana said: "I was just about to cross the road when this Rottweiler came out of nowhere and bit my leg. It went numb and there was blood everywhere. I was trying to protect Taz as she is quite small. But Rocky came to my rescue and chased it off."
Diana limped home and phoned her husband Gordon to tell him what had happened. Her neighbour Bill Jones drove her to Accrington Victoria Hospital where she received treatment before being allowed home.
The Rottweiler also attacked a Jack Russell called Mollie, owned by Lynette Evans, of Wordsworth Close, which had to have emergency surgery after its leg was almost bitten off, and a pit bull called Diesel, owned by Darren Hitchen, of Thwaites Road, who lives with wife Kimberley and their nine-month-old son Darren Jnr.