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Find My Pets Killer...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lisa0307, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. lisa0307

    lisa0307 PetForums VIP

    Aug 25, 2009
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    A Distraught teen was forced to watch on in horror as her sister's beloved pet was mauled to death by another dog.

    The miniature white Maltese dog, named Lily, was killed instantly after she was grabbed by the animal's jaws and violently shaken

    Julia Povah, 18, had been walking Lily in King George V playing fields on Thursday June 17 at around 3.15pm when the other dog ran towards them and attacked.

    The dog, which has been described as similar to an Alsatian or German Shephard, then ran off with Lily hanging lifelessly in its mouth.

    Now Julia's sister, Jenna, 19, desperately wants the police to catch the owner of the dog responsible and is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

    She told The Gazette that her sister did everything she could to try and rescue Lily.

    Jenna said: "[Julia] caught up with [the dog] and was trying to pry open the dog's mouth to get it to let go, but the dog wouldn't loosen its grip and it was shaking [Lily] from side to side - it broke her neck and killed her instantly. Then the two men, in their mid 30s, came up drinking alcohol and told their dog to drop Lily and it did.

    "My sister was yelling at them saying 'you've killed my dog' and they just said to her 'she'll be fine, there's nothing wrong with her' and then they left the park via the Broadloan exit near where the sports pavilion is."

    Jenna has since been told that another dog was attacked in similar circumstances only last week.

    She added: "I think it's a big coincidence for it to be two different people [and two different dogs].

    "They're either training their dog to hunt using other people's dogs or they are just sick.

    "This attack does seem like the first of many and it could only be a matter of time before a small child from the residential area nearby gets attacked."

    The Maths student, who was given Lily for her 18th birthday, had been in Barcelona when the incident happened and only found out that her dog had been killed when she returned home on Thursday (June 24).

    PC Greg Hamilton, of Renfrew police, said: "We are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the Renfrew High School area at the time who may have witnessed anything suspicious or who can help identity those responsible.

    "While this type of incident is relatively rare, the terror and suffering this puppy and its owner was subjected to was shocking."

    Scottish SPCA chief superintendent Mike Flynn added: "We are very sorry to hear of this terrible incident and our sympathies go to the owner of the puppy, who is no doubt devastated by what's happened.

    "Incidents like this are often due to irresponsible dog ownership, where a dog is allowed or encouraged to behave in an out of control manner.

    "Anyone who witnessed this attack or recognises the description of the dog or the owner should contact local police."

    Anyone with information can contact Renfrew Police on 0141 532 6100 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

    Find my pet's killer - News - Roundup - Articles - The Gazette

  2. Waterlily

    Waterlily Amused

    Apr 18, 2010
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    aw how dreadful, poor lily :( hope they find the mugs that let it happen.
  3. sophoscar

    sophoscar PetForums VIP

    Apr 25, 2008
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    Aaaww poor dog :(
  4. poohdog

    poohdog PetForums VIP

    May 16, 2010
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    Clarke is trying to empty the prisons...so what would they get? Bugger all or picking litter..Where's the warning to others then?
  5. owieprone

    owieprone PetForums VIP

    Nov 6, 2008
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    If clarke has his wits about him he could set up recycling process plants next to prisons and use the inmates to sift through our waste and sort it out like they do in india, where EVERYTHING that is recyclable is sorted manually by peasants. (and i mean that in the nicest way).

    that way the prisoners aren't idle, aren't doing something useless or spending our money, they can earn their 'keep' while bettering our lives..

    don't laugh at litter picking, it's not a nice job, it's boring and it's costly.. why shouldn't the scum of society pick it up?
  6. Kammie

    Kammie PetForums VIP

    Apr 4, 2009
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    Problem is prisons are more like hotels now, they get three meals a day, TV, games, training courses. I bet most prisoners once they get out think to themselves "what do I do now? I want to go back in where life is easy" hence repeat offenders. Prisoners get more luxuries than a lot of people could afford from hard honest work.
  7. sequeena

    sequeena PetForums VIP

    Apr 30, 2009
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    Oh no that poor dog :(

    But to say it won't be long before it attacks a child is just adding more hype to the situation!
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