A death row dog ordered to be put down by the courts after attacking two people and a pet has gone missing on the day his owner was told to give him up.
Well, I never! What an astonishing thing to happen!
Jasper the pharaoh hound savaged a small Scottie dog, its owner and a good samaritan who tried to help on a walk in Aberdeenshire. Owner Susan Allan was given a week on November 13 at Aberdeen Sheriff Court to hand him over so he could be destroyed.
Now, I've often bemoaned the expense of keeping these things at taxpayer expense until the inevitable visit to the vet, but if the alternative is 'Oh, dear, he ran away, so sorry m'lud...' then hang the bloody expense!
But seven days later on November 20, Allan reported Jasper missing, posting on a lost and found Facebook group he vanished in woods near Mintlaw. The Press & Journal reported how she described him as “friendly but quite nervous”.
Bit economical with the truth there, eh?
In the comments section of the post, some dog walkers voiced concern about Jasper being in the woods by himself – particularly since he was dangerous.
I wouldn't worry too much about it. Jasper's as likely to be 'missing in the woods' as McGrath's dog was 'buried at a dump'.