FENLAND: Magistrates slap control order on seven stone American bulldog
MAGISTRATES have slapped a control order on a seven-stone American bulldog that attacked a Yorkshire terrier in Murrow. So for the rest of her life, Roxi – a rescue dog -- must be muzzled and on a lead when outside in public areas. The incident left the t
MAGISTRATES have slapped a control order on a seven-stone American bulldog that attacked a Yorkshire terrier in Murrow.
So for the rest of her life, Roxi - a rescue dog -- must be muzzled and on a lead when outside in public areas.
The incident left the terrier with an injured leg that needed pinning, Fenland magistrates were told on Tuesday.
Phillip Younger, 47, of Mill Close, Murrow, admitted being the owner of a dog that was not kept under control on April 1.
Robert Bolton was walking his Yorkshire terrier in a residential area when Roxi approached, said Scheherazade Haque, prosecuting.
The American bulldog injured the terrier, which was picked up by its owner. Younger ran over and got Roxi under control, she said.
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"He was extremely apologetic and offered to pay the vet's bill," added Miss Haque. "The dog had an injury to its hind leg."
Younger told the court that he had owned seven and a half stone Roxi for 12 months.
"We had only moved to the area 10 days before the incident, I ordered some gates the following day," he explained.