A man has been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years after his dog launched a savage attack on another dog that was "worse then a horror film".
Horrified people at the scene desperately tried to pull the Staffordshire bull terrier off its victim – but its jaws were clamped so tightly around the other dog's neck, it took three sedative injections before its teeth could finally be forced open.Injections? Surely it would have only taken one good hard blow with a hammer?
Clint Chambers, mitigating, said Brown agreed to have the dog put down shortly after the incident.
He had owned the dog for only about two weeks before the attack but, in that time, there had been two earlier incidents involving other dogs, including one when Tyson had bitten another dog.And that didn’t worry him?
On the latest occasion, Brown allowed the dog off his lead and Tyson ran around the corner.
Brown assumed the dog was running back home and claimed he had not been warned by the previous owner about Tyson's behaviour.So? He’d seen two incidents in the two short weeks he’d owned it!
Oh, and what did he do while passers-by and a vet were trying to help? The usual, for these types. Nothing:
"Everything was happening too fast for him," said Mr Chambers. Brown "froze"...Yes. While the other people desperately tried to get the attacking dog away for long enough for a vet to be called. That’s one long, long freeze!
Unemployed Brown, who had no previous convictions, was given an eight-week 7pm to 7am curfew and was ordered to pay £132.47 compensation for vet's bills and £85 costs.In other words, we’ll be paying it. As always.
At least in Grimsby, they do take it seriously enough for court action. Meanwhile, in Reading, nothing at all happens:
A pensioner is warning people in the Oxford Road area to be on their guard against a dog which savaged his mongrel. The 75-year-old was walking his three-year-old dog when a Staffordshire bull terrier which was off its lead attacked his pet.
He was left with a £200 vet bill but has been told there is little the police or the RSPCA can do.Really? And why not? The owner seems to be the same useless type as the first:
Samuel said: “The woman let the staffie off the lead and it made a beeline for my dog and attacked him. It bit him severely and I spent a good 15 minutes trying to separate them. When it got hold of my dog the woman said, ‘that’s what staffies do’. She was just watching and did nothing to help.Maybe the suggestion kiddies might be at risk and the dog isn’t the ‘normal’ type might move them?
Samuel is concerned the attack happened close to Norcot Nursery. He said: “What I'm really worried about is that that dog didn’t look right to me – it looked as if it was something more than a staffie.”
Samuel reported the incident to the police but was told there was little they could do about a dog-on-dog attack. The RSPCA said it was unable to take any action if the police did not.Oh. Guess not.
But in Kidderminster, they take tree-savaging seriously, never mind animal-savaging!
Wyre Forest District Council understands owners are training their dogs to fight in St George’s Park by making them attack the bases of trees which is destroying the bark. It appears to be mainly Staffordshire Bull Terriers which are causing the damage and local residents are being urged to contact the police with any information.Eh? Surely they will fob you off? After all, if they aren’t concerned with dog-eat-dog, dog-eat-tree must be waaaaay down on the list?
Residents are being urged to contact West Mercia Police on 101, quoting the incident reference number 112/S/141112. Any information about owner’s size, clothes, hair colour, ethnicity and the colour of the dog would be appreciated.I guess not.
Now, I'm all for localism, but this is just ridiculous! Surely we need some consistency, to prevent this postcode lottery of police action versus inaction?