Six American bulldogs who were placed on "death row" after savaging a pensioner and his dog are a step closer to being destroyed after their breeder failed in a legal bid to save them.Yes, it’s the ongoing saga of the Potts’ and their pack of hellhounds.
He was jailed for three months and banned for life from keeping dogs at Durham Crown Court in August.
Judge Christopher Prince also ordered that the six dogs be put down. Potts, previously of Coronation Crescent, Low Pittington, County Durham, subsequently appealed against his lifetime ban and the dogs’ destruction.
However the Court of Appeal has now rejected his case – leaving the bulldogs facing death.And this time, the taxpayer is not going to be picking up the tab for the appeal:
Potts, who turned to keeping dogs for comfort after his son killed himself some years ago, now has 14 days to decide whether to further challenge the decision.
He would have to do so at his own cost, and the court was previously told he was of "limited means".Which is just as well, really, given the eye-watering sums these brutes have already soaked up:
The cost to the taxpayer of keeping all 14 of Potts’ bulldogs in kennels, after they were impounded by the police, had reached £38,000 by August, the court heard.Where’d they put them up, a Hilton suite?!?