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"Isle of Wight puppy killing victim's owner wants action"

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Jugsmalone, Jan 13, 2012.


  1. Jugsmalone

    Jugsmalone PetForums VIP

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    Taken from the BBC news website

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    A woman whose puppy was killed by another dog has spoken of her anger after she was told by police they could not do anything about it.

    Kate Nutbourne, 19, from Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, was walking her 12-week-old Cockapoo on Appley beach when they were approached by a "muscular" dog.

    She said: "All of a sudden it went for him, crushed his skull, shook him like a rabbit and broke his neck."

    On Friday a police spokeswoman said it was still an open investigation.

    "It makes me really angry”

    She added: "While we can't do anything under section three of Dangerous Dogs Act, because there wasn't an attack on a human, we are taking statements from the dogs owners to see exactly what happened and establish whether there was an offence under any other part of the act."

    Ms Nutbourne said when she first reported the attack on Wednesday afternoon she was told there was nothing that could be done about a dog on dog attack even though the owner of the two year-old Staffordshire bull terrier was standing close by and had refused to put his animal on a lead.

    "The only real advice we've been given is that we'll have to make a private prosecution, which we can't afford to do," she added.

    "It makes me really angry."


    A man who witnessed the attack said he thought the reaction of the owner was "pretty disgusting".

    The walker, who said he did not want to be named, added: "He didn't look concerned at all and when they ran off to take their puppy to the vet he just carried on walking up the beach with the dog still off the lead.

    "I think it's pretty bad. If they've got a dog like that it should be on a lead and muzzled."

    Remembering the moment her dog Charlie was killed, Ms Nutbourne said: "I have a mental block, all I remember was screaming a lot."

    She has since posted a warning on a local website and said she had been contacted by a number of other dog owners that had also had their dogs attacked on the beach.

    "I just want something done about it before it kills another dog, or worse, harms a child." she said.

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    BBC News - Isle of Wight puppy killing victim's owner wants action

    Poor, Poor puppy. :(
     
  2. abbieandchi

    abbieandchi PetForums Senior

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    Oh God, that breaks my heart :(
     
  3. sianrees1979

    sianrees1979 PetForums VIP

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    poor puppy R.I.P little one
     
  4. catz4m8z

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    RIP, little puppy.:(
    Although if something like that happened to me I think I would lie through my teeth and claim the dog was going to attack me to try and get it under control.
     
  5. moonviolet

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    Poor puppy, poor puppy owners. Run free little one your time far too short.
     
  6. Jugsmalone

    Jugsmalone PetForums VIP

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    I do not condone what has happened at all, however, to be fair to the dog; it’s the owners fault that the dog has done this. His lax attitude after his dog attacked the puppy says it all. Quote "He didn't look concerned at all and when they ran off to take their puppy to the vet he just carried on walking up the beach with the dog still off the lead." Says it all IMO.
     
  7. theothersparticus

    theothersparticus PetForums Senior

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    Oh the poor puppy, how can anyone have so little feeling that they don't even care if their dog attacks another? To not even bother to take your dog away or try to restrain it is just the height of callousness.

    I'd like to call for a Dangerous Owners Act. People seeking ego dogs should not be allowed to own any animal, I do feel sorry for all the dogs put down because their owners were complete ****s.
     
  8. Dogless

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    What a heartbreaking story :(.
     
  9. CKD1

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    Poor dogs :nonod:

    Ban bad owners, I say!
     
  10. mollymo

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    Poor little pup, how very sad:(
     
  11. Thorne

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    Poor little guy, my thoughts go out to his owner :(

    Yet another idiot attracting bad press for SBT's, makes my blood boil that there are people out there like him...
     
  12. Jugsmalone

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    I totally agree. Another idiot adding to the bad reputation's SBT's get, due to irresponsible owners.
     
  13. LauraIzPops

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    So sad :( That owner wouldn't be walking off if that was my puppy I can tell you now! Or the damn dog, why wouldn't the owner try to do anything it's just ridiculous! Makes me so angry :mad: RIP little Charlie :(
     
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