A BARRHEAD mum has appealed for help to track down the owner of three vicious dogs which savaged her own pet pooches.

Two dogs belonging to Rachael Hughes, as well as another pet owned by her mother-in-law, were injured when they were attacked by the trio of Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

A man who was with the ‘Staffies’ callously fled the scene in a silver Ford Transit van moments later.

And 24-year-old Rachael, who has reported the shocking incident to the police, is hoping someone will come forward with information that will help officers snare the culprit - before another attack takes place.

She told the Barrhead News: “The fact the guy just left after the attack took place makes me mad.

“One of the Staffies had the whole back end of my mother-in-law’s dog three feet off the ground after grabbing hold of it.”

The attack took place at the Crossmill Business Park, in Glasgow Road, Barrhead, on Saturday night.

Rachael’s dad Kevin was walking the family pets at the time and bravely tried to fight off the Staffies.

He was left covered in blood after one of the pets suffered severe injuries.

Rachael’s three-month-old son Alfie had been out on the street with his grandfather just minutes before the incident took place.

The worried mum, of Glasgow Road, said: “My dad had Alfie on a baby sling before he brought him in.

“Dad walks the dogs up Barrhead Dams every day and he's never had anything like this before, so he did get a bit of a fright.

“My two dogs were left with cuts and bruises but my mother-in-law's dog is traumatised.

“She's lost a couple of claws. They've actually been ripped clean out and I think that's what caused most of the bleeding.”

Rachael said it is “a miracle” that none of the family pets was killed in the attack.

Inspector John McQuilter, who is based at Giffnock Police Station, confirmed officers have launched an investigation.

He said: “We are making enquiries into an incident in which three dogs attacked three other dogs in Crossmill Business Park on Saturday night.

“There was a silver van seen in the area but we don’t have the registration and we don’t know that it is connected.

“If anyone was in the area at the time and saw the dogs or saw a silver Ford Transit please get in touch with us on 101.”