Thursday, 8 March 2018

Oh, If Only You Were Something In The Police Force, Mr Passmore...

Helen Sismore from East Anglia Guide Dogs has been working alongside relevant Suffolk agencies, including police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore, to crack down on guide dog attacks.
She said: “This is an intolerable situation for people who are blind or partially sighted.
“We ask the public to ensure their dogs are properly socialised with other dogs and are under control at all times whether they are on or off lead.”
Mr Passmore added: “First of all I think these are utterly sickening attacks on this guide dog. Assistance dogs are a lifeline for their owners and play an integral part in their lives.
“I know most dog owners are quite respectful, but there are a minority who are selfish.
“The perpetrators need catching.”
...then maybe you could ensure the police dealt with it properly?


jack ketch said...

Of course any attack on a guide dog should be prosecuted to the fullest extent and perhaps even, for a dog on dog, attack an automated destruction order. However I imagine , if there were no other witnesses to the attack or the other owner wasn't known to the blind person then finding and prosecuting the evil doers is quite difficult.
Mind you if there was an mandatory destruction order for any dog attacking a 'proper' guide dog then all the Offendatrons with their Emotional Support Labradoodles would be demanding equal protection.

JuliaM said...

"...then finding and prosecuting the evil doers is quite difficult."

Lots of things are. Maybe they should at least try?