Dog days over for Winston
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.