Duty of care
Where on earth did the headline ‘‘$74,000 dog’’ come from?
I think it an incredible shame that that kind of sensationalism has in all probability completely shut out the real reason for the incredible lack of judgment by those responsible for the overall supervision and initiation of legal proceedings against the owner of the alleged rabbit killer dog and his subsequent fight with another dog while in the care of the district council’s animal control arm.
I have little doubt that Ms King has no doubts left about the suitability or not of the people who were caring for Jimbo when he allegedly killed the pet rabbit.
I may not have it right as my memory is not perfect but I am under the impression that rabbits are considered a noxious animal in New Zealand and to own one is subject to restrictions, as are certain breeds of dog depending on the local council.
I can see how Ms King could be held responsible for her dog attacking any person or animal when in the control of others to