Two women who were in charge of a Staffordshire Bull terrier when it attacked a man in Regent Street have said the dog should not have been put down.Oh, and a lethal injection for your defence wouldn’t be a bad idea:
Rob Ross, defending, said the dog was usually well-tempered and the defendants had simply been trying to look after him.
“It is quite clear that the dog did not belong to these two ladies,” he said. “They have indicated they took the chance to take this dog for a walk at any opportunity because it was not being looked after properly.
“CCTV shows the dog running up to the victim, who probably did not stand still and ignore it, which is the only way to deal with it in those circumstances. ”Not true. This New York cop has another way.
The defendants, speaking after the hearing, said the dog was not dangerous and they had been trying to care for him.
“He was being passed from pillar to post, and his owner was not keeping him in a steady home,” said Leanne.
“We were just looking after him. He was not a dangerous dog. We always walked him on the leash and only took him off when we felt confident he was not going to cause any harm.
“It was an unfortunate accident that happened. Even our children have been around the dog and we have never had any problems. He did not deserve to be put down.”Right, and just how bad was the real owner if these two were a better option, relatively speaking?
The two women were ordered to pay compensation to the victim of £75 each and court costs of £85 between them.Out of their well-paying jobs, I suppose?