Dog days over for Win­ston

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS - CHAR­LIE PEEL

AN­I­MAL rights bar­ris­ters have launched an 11th-hour bid to save the life of a fam­ily dog sen­tenced to death by a Queens­land coun­cil.

Mackay Re­gional Coun­cil yes­ter­day told the own­ers of Win­ston (in­set) that time was up for ap­peals to save the de­clared “dan­ger­ous dog”, who is on death row.

Ac­cord­ing to the two-year- chief ex­ec­u­tive Craig Doyle said coun­cil had met with the Dittmans sev­eral times, but they had cho­sen to ig­nore the process and time pe­ri­ods.

“They sim­ply refuse to take any steps to com­ply,” he said. “We sim­ply have no more op­tions left.”

Mr Doyle said eu­thanis­ing a dan­ger­ous dog was only car­ried out when all other steps were ex­hausted. “Com­ply and the dog is re­turned,” he said.

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