The parents of a three-year-old girl who suffered horrific injuries in a husky attack allowed the dog to stay in their home - where it bit her again.
The toddler needed hospital treatment for a broken eye-socket, a 3cm laceration under her eyelid and a puncture wound to her chin after the family pet sank its teeth into her face.
But her parents, who cannot be named to protect the girl’s identity, allowed the husky to return to the house where it bit her again two years later.*speechless*
Judge Recorder Mark Ford, passing sentence, blasted the girl’s dad for appearing “more concerned with his dog than his daughter.”
He said: “In the pre-sentence report he made a comment about his daughter being reckless as a toddler, which is completely inappropriate view to take of that matter. He seemed to express the view that his priority was his dog, rather than his daughter.”Then why allow him to have children? The child should be removed, not the dog!
Recorder Ford ordered both parents to carry out 100 hours unpaid work each, and ordered the girl’s dad to attend a rehabilitation course with the Probation Service.
The dog was spared the death penalty, after the judge heard evidence from a canine expert which said it’s issues with “social dominance” could be addressed with training.It's entirely possible that it's more susceptible to training than the father...