BEAST DID THIS TO A HELPLESS ANIMAL?
in my 18 years of practice have I seen anything like this
Vet George Pate)
Pate told this week how he had to operate to save the life of
a dog that had been stabbed 18 times.
the Avalon Pet Clinic in Milngavie, was contacted by police who
had found the dog last Thursday.
He said "When
the police called me out I was expecting to find a dog that had
been injured. Never in my 18 years of practice have I seen anything
like this. It was horrific. He had injuries to his head where
it was split in half and you could see right through to his skull
and the dogs right ear was hanging off. It certainly wasnt
what I was ready for, but it would have been too easy just to
put him down."
police thought that I would have to put him to sleep but we managed
to get him back to the clinic and stabilise him".
bull terrier needed 72 stitches and has skull and muscle damage.
It is believed he had been tied up while the attack took place.
of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:
"Bull terriers have been on the receiving end of some horrendous
cruelty. Because of the bull terrier stance they are very often
used by people to create a macho image but nothing could be further
from the truth. They are actually nicknamed the "nanny dog"
because they are so good with children.
the years there have been cases where the dogs have been set alight
deliberately. The fact that this dog has been stabbed repeatedly
shows that whoever carried out the attack obviously aimed to hurt
the dog and were not defending themselves against it."
is an appalling act of cruelty, after being stabbed 18 times it
is a very lucky dog that some of its vital organs were not hit.
I hope the animal pulls through. We would urge anyone with any
information to call us on 0131.339.0111 or call the police."
Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act 1912 the culprit could go
to prison for up to six months, face a fine not exceeding £5,000,
a life ban of keeping animals, or all 3.
heard the dogs cries in Barrisdale Road, Maryhill, and contacted
the police. A Strathclyde Police spokesman said: "This is
completely horrendous and we are carrying out further inquiries.
The dog has dreadful injuries and we are urging anyone who might
have witnessed the attack to contact Maryhill Police Office immediately
the Herald a progress report later in the week. "He is definitely
a lot happier today. We will have to keep an eye on his left side
but the racket he is now making, it is clear that he has enough
strength now to moan about the fact that he is in a kennel.
eating and drinking, but if he keeps making that amount of noise
we will unfortunately have to send him to the cat and dog home."
is a dog that is not a dog for everyone, but I am sure someone
out there may be able to spend some time with him and perhaps
even give him a good home and a lot of TLC: he certainly could
be doing with some."