Mujtaba Ilyas, 26, was taken to court after his Japanese Akita was twice caught wandering the streets of Brierfield.
Now other dog owners are being warned they will also be prosecuted if their animals are found without a tag as part of a major clampdown.Mujtaba Ilyas, in a move that will surprise no-one, least of all frequent commenter Furor Tuetonicus, is a trainee solicitor!
This should be good...
Speaking after the case Ilyas said his four-year-old dog Kuma, had escaped on 7 and 11 November from his backyard.
He said: “Obviously I accept responsibility because it’s my dog, but it was a total accident.”Promising start!
“He was found twice in a space of five days. I had a faulty latch on the gate in the backyard and I went to get it fixed straight after collecting him from the pound where the dog warden had kept him the first time. But it is a type of lock that won’t always click shut.”Hmmm, a poor workman always blames his tools, Iilyas! Why not buy one which works all the time?
“I showed the bench my receipt for a collar and tag for him. Because he’s such a big dog I had to order one from Pets at Home, which is when he escaped the second time.”Oh, just flubbed it on the dismount!
Still, at least he won't have to worry about the new microchipping fiasco-to-come!