Sandra and Hollie said the greyhounds were being walked past their house in Deerleap Way in New Milton with the owner on a mobility scooter.
Hollie said: “I tried to get them off and did everything I could. We didn’t expect those dogs to take our little baby. It could happen to a child.”Yes, yes, I know. It’s that phrase again. And once again, an irresponsible owner has resulted in the loss of a beloved family pet without facing any real sanction whatsover:
Hampshire police interviewed a 66-year-old New Milton man under caution and he has been summoned to appear at court under Section 2 of the 1871 Dogs Act.
Under this arrangement the man has not been arrested and has not faced any charges.
The dog owner has voluntarily signed a Dog Behaviour Contract to keep his dogs under control and muzzled when they are out in public.But the real question comes not from any of the authorities, but from the comment section. And it’s a pretty good one:
The Wickham Man says...
I read this in another paper last week. The owner apparently motored on towing the dogs behind him which makes me wonder whether he has ever bothered to stop and clear up their mess or whether (like other mobility scooter dog owners I've seen) he just keeps looking straight ahead and drives on. If they publish his address I hope the residents of New Milton take it in turns to push some of it through his letter box. He deserves it.If they do, of course, it’ll no doubt go on that big list of ‘disability hate crimes’ that the activists like to wave as a sign that the public attitude towards the disabled is changing for the worse…