Archive for the 'dogs' Category

Dogs’ owners face prosecution under plans to tighten dangerous dog legislation – Daily Telegraph

“Dogs’ owners will face prosecution if their animal bites someone on private property under new legislation being drawn up by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2011

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‘Devil dogs’ cost police millions – The Independent

“Cash-strapped police forces are spending millions of pounds a year caring for dangerous dogs seized because they pose a threat to the public, while waiting – sometimes for years – for the courts to decide whether the animals should be destroyed.”

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The Independent, 3rd April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Pet boutique’ millionaire fined after dog bit jogger’s bottom – Daily Telegraph

“The millionaire owner of one of London’s top ‘pet boutiques’ has been ordered to pay £1,000 after his dog bit a jogger on the bottom.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2011

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Dog-owner prevented from finding microchipped pet under Data Protection Act – Daily Telegraph

“A man who had his dog microchipped before it was stolen cannot be told of its location because of data protection laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2010

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Dangerous dogs laws ‘inadequate’ – BBC News

“Laws on dog ownership must be improved, according to a coalition of animal charities, unions and law enforcement agencies.”

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BBC News, 24th August 2010

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Owner of fighting dogs from Llanbradach jailed – BBC News

“A 47-year-old man has been jailed for six months for possessing fighting dogs and on animal cruelty charges.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2010

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Woman banned over dog that killed grandson – The Independent

“A woman was given a suspended jail sentence today after being convicted of keeping an illegal dog which killed her grandson.”

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The Independent, 1st July 2010

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Solider jailed after illegal dog kills nephew – The Independent

“A soldier who owned an illegal breed of dog which attacked and killed his four-year-old nephew was jailed for four months today.”

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The Independent, 1st June 2010

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Mauled boy’s uncle pleads guilty over Wavertree death – BBC News

“The uncle of a four-year-old boy who was mauled to death by a pit-bull has pleaded guilty to breeding and owning a dangerous dog.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2010

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Men who used dogs to savage police jailed – Daily Telegraph

“Mehmet Koc, 19, and Matthew Joannou, 20, both from Haringey, north London, let the pitbull-type animals viciously maul two victims who were left with permanent scarring.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Dog DNA used in conviction for teenager’s murderer – The Guardian

“A 22-year-old man who repeatedly stabbed a teenage boy was today facing life in jail after the first case in which new dog DNA technology was used in a murder prosecution.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman loses legal battle to keep pet dog – The Independent

“A woman who says her dog is the reason for getting up in the morning lost a legal battle today to be allowed to keep pet Alfie at her housing association flat.”

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The Independent, 17th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Dog tax’ proposal ditched a week after it was mooted – The Independent

“The Government has ditched proposals for a ‘dog tax’ that would force owners to insure against their pets attacking people barely a week after the idea was first floated.”

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The Independent, 17th March 2010

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Blaenavon woman jailed after dog injunction – BBC News

“A woman who breached an injunction banning her from keeping dogs at her home has been handed a prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2010

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Man guilty of attempting to have sex with rottweiler – The Independent

“A North Wales man was found guilty yesterday of attempting to have sex with a rottweiler.”

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The Independent, 17th December 2009

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Dog that killed Jean-Paul Massey was banned pit bull – The Times

“The dog that mauled a four-year-old boy to death in Liverpool was a pitbull terrier-type outlawed under the Dangerous Dogs Act, police said yesterday. Jean-Paul Massey died from multiple injuries when the animal attacked him early on Monday at the home of his grandmother, Helen Foulkes. The dog was shot dead by a police marksman in the front garden. Investigations into the incident are continuing. A post-mortem examination has determined that the animal, named Uno, was an illegally bred pitbull. The finding opens the way to a criminal investigation, and possible charges.”

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The Times, 2nd December 2009

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Trio convicted over dog-fights – The Independent

“A mother-of-three was found guilty today of being involved in one of Europe’s largest dog-fighting syndicates, the RSPCA said.”

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The Independent, 15th September 2009

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Dog fighting duo facing jail – The Independent

“Two men were told today that they face jail after admitting their part in a dog-fighting ring exposed after an investigation by the RSPCA.”

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The Independent, 7th September 2009

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Court dismisses dog death case against neighbour – The Guardian

“A company director who killed his neighbour’s dog by hitting it with a garden hoe after a long-running feud had the case against him dismissed today.”

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The Guardian, 28th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Drug charity director sues after he is wrongly targeted by sniffer dogs – Daily Telegraph

“A drugs charity director is suing British Transport Police after he was wrongly targeted by sniffer dogs at an Underground station.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2009

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Judge secures injunction against ‘snarling’ dogs next door – Daily Telegraph

“District judge Araba Obadai has found herself on the other side of the court for the last 18 months over a long-running feud with her neighbour over his Doberman dogs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2009

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Grandmother cleared over baby killed by dogs – The Guardian

“Coroner records verdict of accidental death in case of three-month-old Joseph Mack, mauled while grandmother slept.”

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The Guardian, 25th June 2009

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Runner’s £15k dog damages voided – BBC News

“A runner who was awarded £15,000 compensation after a Great Dane pushed him over while he jogged, has had the award cancelled by the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2009

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Foggy the dog shot dead after row over early morning barking – The Times

“A parish council chairman shot his neighbours’ dog dead because its early morning barking annoyed him, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Times, 28th November 2008

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Legal claim over ‘dog bite’ row – BBC News

“A Labour Party campaigner is suing a dog owner for £15,000 over claims his pet bit off his finger.”

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BBC News, 22nd September 2008

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Coroner calls for stricter laws on dangerous dogs after boy mauled to death – Daily Telegraph

“A coroner has called for stricter laws controlling the breeding and distribution of dangerous dogs after a 13-month-old boy was mauled to death by his grandparents’ rottweiler.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2008

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Owner banned after dogs kill cat – BBC News

“A man has been banned from owning dogs for 10 years and ordered to pay £250 compensation after his Staffordshire bull terriers killed a neighbour’s cat.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Disabled dog owner faces £1,000 fine – Daily Telegraph

“A dog owner is facing a bill of more than £1,000 for allowing his collie to foul grass outside his home.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2008

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Council accused of foul play to catch guilty dog owners – The Guardian

“Another council has been caught using surveillance laws designed to combat organised criminals – this time to catch dog owners whose pets foul the grass.”

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dog starved to death in bedroom – BBC News

“A woman locked a dog in a bedroom until it died of starvation because she was ‘too knackered’ to care for it.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Man jailed for stabbing pet puppy – BBC News

“A man has been jailed after stabbing his dog to death and burying him in a shallow grave in his back garden.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

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Inquest hears how mother found baby after attack by rottweiler – The Guardian

“A mother found her five-month-old daughter covered in blood after being attacked by two rottweilers in the living quarters of a pub, an inquest heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fears over stray dogs law change – BBC News

“Dog charities are warning that there could soon be more strays on streets because of a change in the law.”

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BBC News, 4th April 2008

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Girl, 10, injured in dog attack – BBC News

“A 10 year-year-old girl suffered serious facial injuries when she was badly mauled by a Staffordshire bull terrier in North Yorkshire.”

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BBC News, 15th February 2008

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No charges over fatal dog attack – BBC News

“The Crown Prosecution Service has decided no one will face charges over the death of 13-month-old boy who was mauled to death by a Rottweiler dog.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

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Six men jailed over dog fight – The Guardian

“Six men were jailed today for taking part in the largest organised dog fight uncovered in England since 1867.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2007

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Grandmother cleared of girl’s pit-bull death – Reuters

“The grandmother of a 5-year-old girl mauled to death by the family pit-bull terrier was cleared of her manslaughter on Tuesday.”

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Reuters, 11th September 2007

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25 men in court over dog fight – The Guardian

“A group of 25 men appeared in court yesterday charged in connection with one of the largest dog fights investigated by the RSPCA. The fight, which took place behind a shop in Alum Rock, Birmingham, left two pit bull terriers so badly injured that one died hours later while the other had to be put down.”

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The Guardian, 4th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Drowning of puppies ‘not cruel’, court rules – Daily Telegraph

“A dog owner who drowned a litter of puppies has been cleared of animal cruelty because experts were unable to prove that they suffered more than if they had been put down by a vet.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police back new law on killer dogs – The Observer

“One of Britain’s most senior police officers has demanded a change to the law on dangerous dogs so that children are better protected.”

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The Observer, 13th May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Neglectful dog owners could face prosecution – Daily Telegraph

“Owners of fat dogs or cats could face prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act which comes into force tomorrow.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Grandmother faces manslaughter charge after dog killed five-year-old – The Guardian

“The grandmother of a five-year-old girl who was mauled to death by a pit bull terrier-type dog was yesterday charged with manslaughter. Ellie Lawrenson suffered severe head and neck injuries in the attack by her uncle’s pet at her grandmother Jackie Simpson’s home in St Helens, Merseyside, early on New Year’s Day.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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