A man who was bitten six times in a dog attack has had the animal spared from destruction after he begged a court to save it and give it a second chance.
Dog people are sometimes their own worst enemy...
The 37-year-old had gone for a walk with Kendo, a Presa Canario, having sorted through some of his late brother's belongings, when he realised a dog that had been barking at them from behind a garden fence had jumped over and was running towards them.
The dog, a Belgian Malinois (Ed: Oh oh...), bit Kendo straight away before turning its attention to Mr Moore. It trapped his hand in its jaw and slammed him to the ground three times before a passing car stopped to help.
Sadly, not by running the attacking beast over, which would have resolved this then and there, and preventing this 'animal lover' from putting everyone in more danger.
The owner of the dog that attacked the pair, Paul Croft, 51, was convicted of being in charge of a dangerously out of control animal that caused injury at Caernarfon Magistrates Court. He was ordered to pay Mr Moore £1,500 compensation for his injuries.
But in a statement to the court, Mr Moore begged for the animal to be given a second chance, and asked that it not be destroyed. The court placed a contingent destruction order on the dog, meaning it will be put down if it is not kept on a leash and muzzled.
Why on earth did magistrates listen to him?
'I'm happy to draw a line under this whole thing and walk away now. I just want some peace of mind though that it's safe for people in that estate because the dog responsible is back.
'I've been on the wrong side of those massive jaws and I'd hate for it to ever happen again to anyone. If I'd been a kid these injuries could have been catastrophic'.
And if next time, it is a kid? How will you feel then?