Pet owner who wouldn’t take dog to vet jailed for trying to treat its cancer with paracetamol – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2017 in animal cruelty, animals, dogs, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A pet owner who tried to treat one dog’s cancer with paracetamol and another’s severe skin condition with eczema cream because he refused to take them to the vet has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2017

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Woman, 80, jailed over dog attack on five-year-old girl – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in dogs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An 80-year-old woman has been jailed for 12 months after her son’s dog attacked a five-year-old girl, leaving her with facial injuries.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2017

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Woman wins £115,000 from former friend after breaking her arm being pulled over by her Alsatian – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in compensation, costs, dogs, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A woman has won £115,000 from her former friend after she broke her arm and hip when she was pulled over by her Alsatian dog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2017

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Dog attack powers ‘not being used’ – BBC News

‘Powers introduced to curb dog attacks are not being used by the authorities, a Freedom of Information request by the Victoria Derbyshire show suggests.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2017

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Crufts flyball winner banned from keeping dogs for life after RSPCA investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 21st, 2017 in animal cruelty, charities, costs, dogs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A former Crufts winner has been banned from keeping dogs for life after more than 30 animals were found living in “disgraceful” conditions at her home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2017

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Dog that killed three-week-old boy belonged to his father – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2017 in child neglect, children, dogs, families, news by tracey

‘A father who has admitted that he owned the dog which mauled his 20-day-old baby to death, is facing jail. Ryan Young, 32, initially denied owning the terrier-type dog but changed his plea at Newcastle Crown Court.’

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The Independent, 5th June 2017

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Woman whose dog mauled toddler to death gets suspended sentence – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2017 in dogs, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman whose American bulldog mauled to death a three-year-old boy has been given a suspended sentence.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2017

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Police dog Finn stabbing: Boy, 16, found guilty – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2017 in assault, criminal damage, dogs, news, offensive weapons, police, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy has been found guilty of stabbing a police dog and wounding his handler during a chase’

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BBC News, 11th May 2017

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Test purchase sees taxi driver convicted over refusal to allow guide dog in car – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 3rd, 2017 in disabled persons, dogs, equality, news, prosecutions, taxis by tracey

‘A North East council has successfully prosecuted a taxi driver who refused to let a passenger with an assistance dog into his vehicle.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd May 2017

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Woman wins court case to have a pit bull dog destroyed – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2017 in dogs, euthanasia, magistrates, news by sally

‘A woman who was attacked by two dogs at a boarding kennels has won her case to have one of the animals destroyed.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2016

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Corpse-eating Staffordshire bull terrier gets execution reprieve – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2017 in dogs, judicial review, news by sally

‘A dog sentenced to death after eating his owner’s body has been given a stay of execution after a judge granted a judicial review.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2017

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Molly-May Wotherspoon: Police ‘blocked’ baby death review – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2016 in children, delay, dogs, news, reports by sally

‘Police have been accused of “blocking or delaying” a report into the death of a baby who was mauled by a dog.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

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Grandmother and mother jailed over pitbull that killed baby – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2016 in dogs, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The mother and grandmother of a six-month-old girl who was mauled to death by an American pitbull have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2016

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Canines in court: therapy dogs making the wait for a verdict ‘more human’ – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in animals, courts, dogs, family courts, mental health, news by sally

‘Unique in the UK, Chelmsford county court hosts therapy dogs each week, to reduce stress and make court less intimidating.’

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The Guardian, 28th August 2016

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Dangerous Dogs Act has never worked – Andrew Rosindell MP – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in causing death of children or vulnerable adults, dogs, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Dangerous Dogs Act has “never really worked” because it only deals with certain breeds, a Tory MP has said as he called for a review of the law.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2016

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Care case judge fury at solicitor after pensioner patient left unable to see beloved pet – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in care homes, dogs, elderly, judges, news, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor appointed to represent an elderly stroke victim has been thrown off the case by a judge furious that he failed to take steps to let the woman see her beloved pet dog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2016

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IPCC to investigate West Yorkshire police over release of dog that killed man – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2016 in complaints, dogs, news, police by tracey

‘West Yorkshire police force is to be investigated following the killing of a man by a dog days after it had been returned to its owner despite concerns it was dangerous.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2016

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Police referred to watchdog after man dies from ‘dangerous’ dog attack days after pet returned to owner for not being banned breed – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 17th, 2016 in complaints, dogs, news, police by sally

‘Officers have been referred to the police watchdog after a dog mauled a man to death a week after being returned to its owner – despite long-term concerns that it was dangerous.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2016

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The Dangerous Dogs Act 25 years on: How effective has it been? – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2016 in dogs, news, statistics, victims by sally

‘Twenty-five years ago, Britain became one of the first countries in the world to ban certain breeds of dog. BBC News examines whether the Dangerous Dogs Act has been effective.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2016

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Law amounts to unnecessary death sentence for dogs, claims RSPCA – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2016 in charities, dogs, euthanasia, news, reports by sally

‘Hundreds of dogs are being put down unnecessarily, an animal charity has warned, as it calls for a government law change.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2016

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