Jez Newsome, prosecuting, told the court: ‘A neighbour’s dog got into his (Deeley’s) garden and attacked his own dog. The defendant said he had “no option” but to find something to attack it.’As would anyone.
In fact, if he'd been a farmer, there'd be no question of his right to protect his livestock. So why does the family pet not get the same protection?
...Deeley was arrested and taken away for questioning.So, what are you supposed to do, in these situations? Call the police?
He appeared before magistrates in Coventry, West Midlands, on Tuesday charged with criminal damage.
Oh. Maybe not.
The German Shepherd bitch was a police dog being kept temporarily at Supt Pendry’s home.Charming...
Yesterday the Airedale terrier’s owner, Virginia Freeman, 50, told how she was walking her five-year-old bitch Bassie on a golf course near her home in Ruislip, north-west London, when the incident happened.
‘Suddenly I heard a woman’s voice shouting,’ she said. ‘Then I spotted a huge German Shepherd running towards my dog, who was rooted to the spot in terror.
‘The German Shepherd jumped on Bassie and started biting her in the belly. The woman came running up and rugby tackled the German Shepherd to the floor.
‘I asked the woman if she was alright and she told me to “just go”.
‘Then the German Shepherd came running up behind me and ripped Bassie’s underbelly again, like a lion bringing down its prey.’ *
Since the attack on March 5, Mrs Freeman has urged the police to investigate Supt Pendry for breaching the Dangerous Dogs Act, under which it is a criminal offence for a dog to be ‘dangerously out of control in a public place’.
She also complained to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, arguing that Supt Pendry had been protected due to her rank, but this was rejected.
Mrs Freeman says Supt Pendry has never apologised. The Metropolitan Police paid Mrs Freeman’s veterinary costs of £284.20.
* H/T Inspector Gadget blog