Monday, 14 August 2017

"You never had control, that's the illusion!"

Police are investigating an incident where a dog was attacked and killed by another dog in a south Bristol park while the owners looked on in horror.
Officers are asking for help to identify a man on a mobility scooter believed to be the owner of the violent animal.
Just the sort of person who should own a powerful and dangerous animal!
The man on a mobility scooter is believed to be the owner of two dogs - including the dangerous dog - who were both being allowed to roam freely without a lead.
After the attack, the man refused to give his details to the couple and drove away through the park, leaving through the exit to Headley Lane and Hartcliffe Way and turning left into Novers Lane.
The man is described as white, in his 50s or 60s, around 5"8, heavily built with receding lightly coloured hair.
He was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a dirty looking hat and his mobility scooter had a light and a weatherproof hood.
It is believed the man had been drinking.
Shouldn't be hard to identify. And clearly, even he realised this...
The owner of a large American bulldog which killed a poodle in a Bristol park has come forward, after the police appealed for information about the incident.
Officers said a man voluntarily presented himself to a police station after the Bristol Post revealed how the dog’s owner fled on a mobility scooter after the attack on Saturday night.
Aha, the American bulldog, rapidly taking over from the Staffie-cross as the weapon of choice.

But what the hell is it with people who can't walk getting a pet that needs regular exercise?
QC Patricia Lynch sentenced Blackwell, who drives a mobility scooter, to a six month suspended sentence, a 30-day rehabilitation requirement to assist with her welfare and made an order for compensation.
Her welfare shouldn't be the bloody concern here!
Patricia Lynch said: "This was shocking and thoroughly disgraceful behaviour.
"The dogs should not have been off the lead and it was irresponsible to take them off the lead.
"I will make it perfectly clear I was very firmly of the view that you were not a fit and proper person to look after dogs."
Make whatever you like clear, but it doesn't seem to work that way?
Blackwell will maintain the custody of JD.


The Blocked Dwarf said...

Very few people IME realise just how much 'torque' even a fake dog like , say, a terrier can produce. Daily I see young girls and boys, OAPS and Cripples walking dogs I would be hard pressed to haul back if they suddenly decided to go into 'kill absolutely everything' mode....and I worked with attack dogs.

There is a reason why people who work with guard dogs use very long lines, and it ain't so the pooch can roam freely. It's so the handler can wrap the line around/behind himself.

The Blocked Dwarf said...

and as if by magic....

After my last comment I went downstairs to smoke and lo and behold a , maybe 12 year old, girl was being walked along the street by one of the largest Newfoundlands (one of the modern chic white ones). Those dogs were bred to pull wet fishing nets and carts, it could pull the girl out of her Monster High trainers and not break a sweat. As I think she knows because she was holding the lead in both hands.

Across the road an OAP walking with on a stick in his right hand and a border collie in the left...

Two of the gentlest, most trainable, breeds going...until they ain't.

JuliaM said...

"Very few people IME realise just how much 'torque' even a fake dog like , say, a terrier can produce."

True! You'd think counting the legs would provide some clue...

"Two of the gentlest, most trainable, breeds going...until they ain't."

And the collie would stand little chance.