Merrie olde England:
A man whose dog savaged a woman to death faces jail after a court heard the conditions he kept his pet in may have contributed to the attack.Meanwhile, in Scotland, something considerably worse than a moose was loose aboot the hoose:
Alex Blackburn-Smith pleaded guilty to keeping his 8st Neopolitan Mastiff in a cramped cage before it attacked 52-year-old Barbara Williams at a house in Demesne Road, Wallington, on December 23 last year.
Residents in the block said they had been worried about the dog for some time. One even told how its favourite toy was a full-size “chunky” car tyre which it swung happily round its neck.So, is it the cage that does it, or is it the owner (who should probably reside in a cage themselves)?
One local, who did not want to be named, said: “The thing was massive, it had a neck like tree trunk, and it was kept locked in a cage all day.”