Horrified Matvey raised the alarm and saved the life of his mum Olga Bosonogova, 34, who was being eaten alive by the vicious Central Asian Shepherd in their Russian village
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A six-year-old boy has saved his mum's life by raising the alarm when she was attacked by a huge dog.
Horrified Matvey pedalled ‘like the wind’ to get help at a local shop shouting ‘Save my mum, save my mum’ as Olga Bosonogova, 34, was eaten alive by the vicious Central Asian Shepherd.
Several men rushed to rescue the widow and finally scared away the animal which was dragging her along the ground in their village of Ivanovka in Moscow.
Little Matvey is likely to receive a bravery award for saving his mother’s life by quickly racing for help after seeing the bloody attack and hearing her desperate screams
Shop worker Ilnur Mavlyutov praised the boy for his quick thinking.
Olga lost an arm in the attack
“Matvey came running shouting ‘Save my mum! Save my mum!"
“He was all in tears."
Olga lost an arm in the attack.
The mum-of-two, whose FSB secret service agent was killed in a car crash five years ago leaving her to raise her two sons alone, said from her hospital bed: "I grabbed the grass, sand, gravel, anything to try and crawl to the road.
Olga with her mum Tatyana Shumarova
Olga is a widow with two sons
"But the dog was so strong, he clasped me in this jaws and pulled me back with one me back with one tug.
“My surgeon came and told me: ‘Sorry, girl, I really tried (to save your arm).
“But nothing can be done…"
Furious neighbours are calling for police to investigate the dog's owner Gennady Pyoryshkin saying the 59-year-old allowed the dog to scare locals by roaming free around the village.
Neighbours want the dog's owner Gennady Pyoryshkin to face action
The vicious Central Asian Shepherd attacked the mum-of-two
Ilnur said: “A week before this case Olga complained that she could not get home for half an hour because of this dog.”
Olga added: “I'm not a person who does bad things to others.
“But this dog-owner must be punished.
"I'm still a young woman, a mother of two, how will I cope now?”
Public pressure has now led to police and the Russian Investigative Committee opening preliminary criminal probes into the horrific attack.
The owner said: “I am ready to help. I do not shrug off my responsibility. No way.”