Court orders danger dogs to be put down
TWO bull terriers which mauled a helpless dog to death are set to be destroyed following a court hearing.
Paul Garner, of Wesley Street, Oswaldtwistle, pleaded guilty at Blackburn Magistrates Court this week to two counts of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control.
The 49-year-old was ordered to pay £315.87 compensation, and magistrates also placed an order for both bull terriers to be destroyed within 21 days unless Garner appeals.
In August, Jim Proctor told the Observer he was walking with his eight-year-old Bichonfrise ‘Buddy’ in Accrington town centre when it was set upon.
Jim, 71, said the incident happened in front of his distressed grandson.
Jim, of Dale Street in Accrington, said the incident happened as they walked along the ‘Black Path’ at around 7.30am on August 13.
Jim Proctor with a picture of his beloved dog Buddy