Owner of Staffordshire Bull Terrier 'stood and watched' while dog savaged my cat

ATTACK: Bingo was savaged by a dog as its owner looked on. Below, Bingo’s owner Richard McClelland

Bingo’s owner Richard McClelland

First published in News by

A FRAIL cat suffering from dementia was savaged by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier while the dog’s owner watched on, witnesses say.

Bingo, a 22-year-old moggy, lost almost half the blood in her body, suffered a broken leg, a smashed vertebrae and a fractured skull in the attack. Her owner later agreed to put her down.

Bingo’s owner Richard McClelland, of Phyldon Road, Parkstone, Poole, told the Daily Echo a neighbour had tried to stop the attack while the dog’s owner did nothing.

“I was told by the people who witnessed the attack that Bingo was just lying on a neighbours drive as she often does,” said Richard.

“This guy on a red mountain bike cycled past, and he had the dog on a lead next to his bike – then the dog just attacked.

“Basically, the bloke who had hold of the dog before the attack just stood there and watched while one of my neighbours was punching and kicking the dog to get it off Bingo. Then he just called his dog and cycled off.”

Mr McClelland, who reported the attack to Dorset Police, says he’s eager for anyone who knows the man to report him to the authorities.

He said: “This guy’s been seen taking his dog for a walk on his bike like this a few times locally.

“He’s about 25-30 and wears a bobble hat. My major concern is that he has a dog capable of an attack like this, especially because there are lots of other cats around here.”

Richard said Bingo suffers from dementia, and because she was also quite thin and roamed the immediate neighbourhood, she was often taken to vets by people wrongly thinking she was being mistreated.

“I’ve had to pick her up about seven or eight times after people have taken her to vets in the past year alone,” he said.

“When I got the call this time I just assumed it was for the same thing. I’d urge anyone with information to contact police.”

The attack took place in Phyldon Road, March 14, around 3pm.

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7:03am Fri 28 Mar 14

RM says...

Hope this dog owner is found - possibly training the dog to fight as he (allegedly) made no effort to save the cat? In which case the police need to investigate. RIP Bingo. A very brave neighbour who intervened. What colour is the dog?
Hope this dog owner is found - possibly training the dog to fight as he (allegedly) made no effort to save the cat? In which case the police need to investigate. RIP Bingo. A very brave neighbour who intervened. What colour is the dog? RM
  • Score: 23

7:04am Fri 28 Mar 14

EGHH says...

With everyone with mobile phones with cameras why didn't any take a photo of the yobbo? My first reaction would have done this!
With everyone with mobile phones with cameras why didn't any take a photo of the yobbo? My first reaction would have done this! EGHH
  • Score: 18

7:37am Fri 28 Mar 14

carrrob says...

How unusual !!!!!!!
How unusual !!!!!!! carrrob
  • Score: -18

7:48am Fri 28 Mar 14

kalebmoledirt says...

There is some thing very wrong if this ratbag is not known to the police.bring him in before we read about a child getting mauled and please don't go off on tangent and tell me Staffies are nice dogs.the scrum on the other end of the lead as decided that he doesn't want a nice dog
There is some thing very wrong if this ratbag is not known to the police.bring him in before we read about a child getting mauled and please don't go off on tangent and tell me Staffies are nice dogs.the scrum on the other end of the lead as decided that he doesn't want a nice dog kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 20

8:07am Fri 28 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

LATE AGAIN WITH THIS NEWS.
LATE AGAIN WITH THIS NEWS. pete woodley
  • Score: -19

8:41am Fri 28 Mar 14

we-shall-see says...

Poor old cat. The owner must be a callous bast**d to just let it happen without trying to intervene! I hope someone knows who he is and that he will be charged with having a dog out of control at the very least >:o(
Poor old cat. The owner must be a callous bast**d to just let it happen without trying to intervene! I hope someone knows who he is and that he will be charged with having a dog out of control at the very least >:o( we-shall-see
  • Score: 14

9:01am Fri 28 Mar 14

teribabes says...

This was are family cat who we miss terrible,, are neighbour was fantastic trying 2 save bingo, the gutless waste of a life dog owner just stood by,, regarding the comment about taking a photo via your phone to get the owners face,, would you honestly have time to take a picture or help our dear cat?? The sad thing is the majority of people say oh it's another dog attack and giving dogs a bad name,,, it's the owners not the dog!!!
This was are family cat who we miss terrible,, are neighbour was fantastic trying 2 save bingo, the gutless waste of a life dog owner just stood by,, regarding the comment about taking a photo via your phone to get the owners face,, would you honestly have time to take a picture or help our dear cat?? The sad thing is the majority of people say oh it's another dog attack and giving dogs a bad name,,, it's the owners not the dog!!! teribabes
  • Score: 23

9:14am Fri 28 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

teribabes wrote:
This was are family cat who we miss terrible,, are neighbour was fantastic trying 2 save bingo, the gutless waste of a life dog owner just stood by,, regarding the comment about taking a photo via your phone to get the owners face,, would you honestly have time to take a picture or help our dear cat?? The sad thing is the majority of people say oh it's another dog attack and giving dogs a bad name,,, it's the owners not the dog!!!
What a b###ard! Sounds like a right chav..............
[quote][p][bold]teribabes[/bold] wrote: This was are family cat who we miss terrible,, are neighbour was fantastic trying 2 save bingo, the gutless waste of a life dog owner just stood by,, regarding the comment about taking a photo via your phone to get the owners face,, would you honestly have time to take a picture or help our dear cat?? The sad thing is the majority of people say oh it's another dog attack and giving dogs a bad name,,, it's the owners not the dog!!![/p][/quote]What a b###ard! Sounds like a right chav.............. suzigirl
  • Score: 4

9:57am Fri 28 Mar 14

poolebabe says...

So the dog was on a lead and it attacked a cat on a driveway, then the owner called off the dog, so presumably off lead during the attack? A little confusing. Did he let the dog off lead to attack the cat then?
So the dog was on a lead and it attacked a cat on a driveway, then the owner called off the dog, so presumably off lead during the attack? A little confusing. Did he let the dog off lead to attack the cat then? poolebabe
  • Score: 9

11:55am Fri 28 Mar 14

bobsworthforever says...

Cycling on the pavement no doubt lets his dog attack a defenceless cat theres a cyclist round my way that has a dog trailing behind him hes a nasty bit of work as well hope they prosecute him but I doubt it
Cycling on the pavement no doubt lets his dog attack a defenceless cat theres a cyclist round my way that has a dog trailing behind him hes a nasty bit of work as well hope they prosecute him but I doubt it bobsworthforever
  • Score: 4

11:57am Fri 28 Mar 14

teribabes says...

No the cat was on the drive,, the dog owner was on a bike, with his dog on the lead,, the dog went on to the driveway still on his lead,
No the cat was on the drive,, the dog owner was on a bike, with his dog on the lead,, the dog went on to the driveway still on his lead, teribabes
  • Score: 2

11:58am Fri 28 Mar 14

teribabes says...

Yes he was cycling on the pavement
Yes he was cycling on the pavement teribabes
  • Score: 3

12:22pm Fri 28 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

How many cats savage birds, mice, shrews, small rabbits, squirrels and other wild animals for their own pleasure, without the 'owner' batting an eyelid. A dog savaging a cat is no different to cats doing the same to other animals, it's just that people seem to have a different mentality when they stick a collar on something that is basically a feral animal with a food dish!
How many cats savage birds, mice, shrews, small rabbits, squirrels and other wild animals for their own pleasure, without the 'owner' batting an eyelid. A dog savaging a cat is no different to cats doing the same to other animals, it's just that people seem to have a different mentality when they stick a collar on something that is basically a feral animal with a food dish! speedy231278
  • Score: -23

12:23pm Fri 28 Mar 14

stevobath says...

RM wrote:
Hope this dog owner is found - possibly training the dog to fight as he (allegedly) made no effort to save the cat? In which case the police need to investigate. RIP Bingo. A very brave neighbour who intervened. What colour is the dog?
'Possibly trained it to fight...'

Stupid & ill informed statement.

Dogs, especially Terriers & Staffies even more so, are prone to chase cats & small furries. It's instinctive. Staffies, although often referred as 'Fighting Dogs' were more famous for Ratting contests.

Unfortunately, when stupid owners are presented with this kind of happening, most have no idea or inclination as to what & how to stop an attack.
The owner is a total moron, as is anyone who is happy to casually ride along with a dog. Yes, there are lots of people who do it & there are even special attachments to shackle your' dog to a bike allowing you to cycle & exrcise your dog. Personally I feel it's risky, no matter what breed/type of dog you have.

I hope the moron gets nicked. This is the type of person that gives certain breeds a bad name, by their irresponsible actions.

Sorry for the poor cat & owner.
Incidentally, Staffies are often fine with cats etc & will live happily with other animals.

However, Cue hysteria from the usual suspects!
[quote][p][bold]RM[/bold] wrote: Hope this dog owner is found - possibly training the dog to fight as he (allegedly) made no effort to save the cat? In which case the police need to investigate. RIP Bingo. A very brave neighbour who intervened. What colour is the dog?[/p][/quote]'Possibly trained it to fight...' Stupid & ill informed statement. Dogs, especially Terriers & Staffies even more so, are prone to chase cats & small furries. It's instinctive. Staffies, although often referred as 'Fighting Dogs' were more famous for Ratting contests. Unfortunately, when stupid owners are presented with this kind of happening, most have no idea or inclination as to what & how to stop an attack. The owner is a total moron, as is anyone who is happy to casually ride along with a dog. Yes, there are lots of people who do it & there are even special attachments to shackle your' dog to a bike allowing you to cycle & exrcise your dog. Personally I feel it's risky, no matter what breed/type of dog you have. I hope the moron gets nicked. This is the type of person that gives certain breeds a bad name, by their irresponsible actions. Sorry for the poor cat & owner. Incidentally, Staffies are often fine with cats etc & will live happily with other animals. However, Cue hysteria from the usual suspects! stevobath
  • Score: -4

12:31pm Fri 28 Mar 14

misplacedspaniard says...

Staffies are nothing but trouble. Chav hounds.

Complain at me if you will but as soon as I see 'dog attacks.....' I think 'staffy'
Staffies are nothing but trouble. Chav hounds. Complain at me if you will but as soon as I see 'dog attacks.....' I think 'staffy' misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 2

12:33pm Fri 28 Mar 14

stevobath says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
There is some thing very wrong if this ratbag is not known to the police.bring him in before we read about a child getting mauled and please don't go off on tangent and tell me Staffies are nice dogs.the scrum on the other end of the lead as decided that he doesn't want a nice dog
So Staffs are the only dogs that will chase a cat & possibly grab it if it can?

Terriers, Lurchers, Greyhounds...the list goes on. All were bred & have the instinct to chase anything that's furry.

Of course the ECHO knows that this kind of news will get lots of hits.

I have a Staff. Its fine around all the neighbours cats. It will however chase squirrels & any cat it doesn't know. Obviously I make sure he's secure on a harness. This idiot didn't have his dog under control. How could you really, whilst cycling?
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: There is some thing very wrong if this ratbag is not known to the police.bring him in before we read about a child getting mauled and please don't go off on tangent and tell me Staffies are nice dogs.the scrum on the other end of the lead as decided that he doesn't want a nice dog[/p][/quote]So Staffs are the only dogs that will chase a cat & possibly grab it if it can? Terriers, Lurchers, Greyhounds...the list goes on. All were bred & have the instinct to chase anything that's furry. Of course the ECHO knows that this kind of news will get lots of hits. I have a Staff. Its fine around all the neighbours cats. It will however chase squirrels & any cat it doesn't know. Obviously I make sure he's secure on a harness. This idiot didn't have his dog under control. How could you really, whilst cycling? stevobath
  • Score: -5

12:42pm Fri 28 Mar 14

stevobath says...

teribabes wrote:
This was are family cat who we miss terrible,, are neighbour was fantastic trying 2 save bingo, the gutless waste of a life dog owner just stood by,, regarding the comment about taking a photo via your phone to get the owners face,, would you honestly have time to take a picture or help our dear cat?? The sad thing is the majority of people say oh it's another dog attack and giving dogs a bad name,,, it's the owners not the dog!!!
So sorry about your loss.

Certain breeds will chase a cat if given the chance. The idiot riding a bike cannot be in full control of a strong dog. I hope he gets nicked
I'm a Staff owner but go out of my way to ensure he's on a strong harness also a collar. My dog would chase a cat, just like many dogs will if given the chance.

It's in the nature of certain breeds, so a good owner takes that into account & is NEVER complacent.
[quote][p][bold]teribabes[/bold] wrote: This was are family cat who we miss terrible,, are neighbour was fantastic trying 2 save bingo, the gutless waste of a life dog owner just stood by,, regarding the comment about taking a photo via your phone to get the owners face,, would you honestly have time to take a picture or help our dear cat?? The sad thing is the majority of people say oh it's another dog attack and giving dogs a bad name,,, it's the owners not the dog!!![/p][/quote]So sorry about your loss. Certain breeds will chase a cat if given the chance. The idiot riding a bike cannot be in full control of a strong dog. I hope he gets nicked I'm a Staff owner but go out of my way to ensure he's on a strong harness also a collar. My dog would chase a cat, just like many dogs will if given the chance. It's in the nature of certain breeds, so a good owner takes that into account & is NEVER complacent. stevobath
  • Score: 9

12:49pm Fri 28 Mar 14

stevobath says...

speedy231278 wrote:
How many cats savage birds, mice, shrews, small rabbits, squirrels and other wild animals for their own pleasure, without the 'owner' batting an eyelid. A dog savaging a cat is no different to cats doing the same to other animals, it's just that people seem to have a different mentality when they stick a collar on something that is basically a feral animal with a food dish!
While I agree with your view on cats & owners, I'd suggest you look up 'feral' & thus establish the correct meaning. Dogs are domesticated & certain breeds have been bred over many generations to do certain jobs & certain traits, whether it be hunting, retrieving & many other uses.

Certainly not feral as such.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: How many cats savage birds, mice, shrews, small rabbits, squirrels and other wild animals for their own pleasure, without the 'owner' batting an eyelid. A dog savaging a cat is no different to cats doing the same to other animals, it's just that people seem to have a different mentality when they stick a collar on something that is basically a feral animal with a food dish![/p][/quote]While I agree with your view on cats & owners, I'd suggest you look up 'feral' & thus establish the correct meaning. Dogs are domesticated & certain breeds have been bred over many generations to do certain jobs & certain traits, whether it be hunting, retrieving & many other uses. Certainly not feral as such. stevobath
  • Score: 0

1:16pm Fri 28 Mar 14

KitKatPuss says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
Staffies are nothing but trouble. Chav hounds. Complain at me if you will but as soon as I see 'dog attacks.....' I think 'staffy'
Correction....some OWNERS of staffies are nothing but trouble....any dog isn't born agressive...an aggressive dog is created by stupid HUMANS!

Staffy attacks get the press because of their stereotyped 'devil dog' status which is total rubbish....recently malumutes, bull dogs, a labrador and beagle have bitten humans so always best to read what has happened before thinking it's just another staffy.

And as for staffys being chav hounds.....don't be so judgemental...I own a staffy cross, I have tattoos, I get judged....even though I work in Higher Education, am highly educated and am a responsible owner.
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: Staffies are nothing but trouble. Chav hounds. Complain at me if you will but as soon as I see 'dog attacks.....' I think 'staffy'[/p][/quote]Correction....some OWNERS of staffies are nothing but trouble....any dog isn't born agressive...an aggressive dog is created by stupid HUMANS! Staffy attacks get the press because of their stereotyped 'devil dog' status which is total rubbish....recently malumutes, bull dogs, a labrador and beagle have bitten humans so always best to read what has happened before thinking it's just another staffy. And as for staffys being chav hounds.....don't be so judgemental...I own a staffy cross, I have tattoos, I get judged....even though I work in Higher Education, am highly educated and am a responsible owner. KitKatPuss
  • Score: 2

2:07pm Fri 28 Mar 14

cherrygood says...

See alot of people walking their dogs on their bikes, dogs being pulled along behind as the owner pedals onwards oblivious. Blooming dangerous if you ask me if the dog suddenly stops or the lead gets tangled. Dogs like a run but they also like to stop and stiff, so they don't enjoy this form of exercise at all. In this case the dog was probably in such a bad mood by this stage it decided to take it out on the poor cat.
See alot of people walking their dogs on their bikes, dogs being pulled along behind as the owner pedals onwards oblivious. Blooming dangerous if you ask me if the dog suddenly stops or the lead gets tangled. Dogs like a run but they also like to stop and stiff, so they don't enjoy this form of exercise at all. In this case the dog was probably in such a bad mood by this stage it decided to take it out on the poor cat. cherrygood
  • Score: -1

3:43pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Controversial But True says...

Let's hope the dog owner gets put down!
Let's hope the dog owner gets put down! Controversial But True
  • Score: 3

4:50pm Fri 28 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
misplacedspaniard wrote: Staffies are nothing but trouble. Chav hounds. Complain at me if you will but as soon as I see 'dog attacks.....' I think 'staffy'
Correction....some OWNERS of staffies are nothing but trouble....any dog isn't born agressive...an aggressive dog is created by stupid HUMANS! Staffy attacks get the press because of their stereotyped 'devil dog' status which is total rubbish....recently malumutes, bull dogs, a labrador and beagle have bitten humans so always best to read what has happened before thinking it's just another staffy. And as for staffys being chav hounds.....don't be so judgemental...I own a staffy cross, I have tattoos, I get judged....even though I work in Higher Education, am highly educated and am a responsible owner.
Educated chav then!
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: Staffies are nothing but trouble. Chav hounds. Complain at me if you will but as soon as I see 'dog attacks.....' I think 'staffy'[/p][/quote]Correction....some OWNERS of staffies are nothing but trouble....any dog isn't born agressive...an aggressive dog is created by stupid HUMANS! Staffy attacks get the press because of their stereotyped 'devil dog' status which is total rubbish....recently malumutes, bull dogs, a labrador and beagle have bitten humans so always best to read what has happened before thinking it's just another staffy. And as for staffys being chav hounds.....don't be so judgemental...I own a staffy cross, I have tattoos, I get judged....even though I work in Higher Education, am highly educated and am a responsible owner.[/p][/quote]Educated chav then! suzigirl
  • Score: -2

6:14pm Fri 28 Mar 14

carrrob says...

Always a staffy and a tattoed owner !
Always a staffy and a tattoed owner ! carrrob
  • Score: 0

7:14pm Fri 28 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

My cousins odd eyed blue Persian prize tom cat called Daisy from Kensington cat club was only 8 months old when he killed an American pit bull,
it took less than 3 minutes.
My cousins odd eyed blue Persian prize tom cat called Daisy from Kensington cat club was only 8 months old when he killed an American pit bull, it took less than 3 minutes. nickynoodah
  • Score: -1

7:52pm Fri 28 Mar 14

kalebmoledirt says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
misplacedspaniard wrote:
Staffies are nothing but trouble. Chav hounds. Complain at me if you will but as soon as I see 'dog attacks.....' I think 'staffy'
Correction....some OWNERS of staffies are nothing but trouble....any dog isn't born agressive...an aggressive dog is created by stupid HUMANS!

Staffy attacks get the press because of their stereotyped 'devil dog' status which is total rubbish....recently malumutes, bull dogs, a labrador and beagle have bitten humans so always best to read what has happened before thinking it's just another staffy.

And as for staffys being chav hounds.....don't be so judgemental...I own a staffy cross, I have tattoos, I get judged....even though I work in Higher Education, am highly educated and am a responsible owner.
Educated is a far cry from intelligent.If you feel you need to get tattooed and and keep a staffy.And use that as a diversion for a very distressing story .then madam if your not a chav then you certainly come across as one .
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: Staffies are nothing but trouble. Chav hounds. Complain at me if you will but as soon as I see 'dog attacks.....' I think 'staffy'[/p][/quote]Correction....some OWNERS of staffies are nothing but trouble....any dog isn't born agressive...an aggressive dog is created by stupid HUMANS! Staffy attacks get the press because of their stereotyped 'devil dog' status which is total rubbish....recently malumutes, bull dogs, a labrador and beagle have bitten humans so always best to read what has happened before thinking it's just another staffy. And as for staffys being chav hounds.....don't be so judgemental...I own a staffy cross, I have tattoos, I get judged....even though I work in Higher Education, am highly educated and am a responsible owner.[/p][/quote]Educated is a far cry from intelligent.If you feel you need to get tattooed and and keep a staffy.And use that as a diversion for a very distressing story .then madam if your not a chav then you certainly come across as one . kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -1

7:49am Sat 29 Mar 14

beej22 says...

stevobath wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
How many cats savage birds, mice, shrews, small rabbits, squirrels and other wild animals for their own pleasure, without the 'owner' batting an eyelid. A dog savaging a cat is no different to cats doing the same to other animals, it's just that people seem to have a different mentality when they stick a collar on something that is basically a feral animal with a food dish!
While I agree with your view on cats & owners, I'd suggest you look up 'feral' & thus establish the correct meaning. Dogs are domesticated & certain breeds have been bred over many generations to do certain jobs & certain traits, whether it be hunting, retrieving & many other uses.

Certainly not feral as such.
My 2 cats have never brought me anything that used to be alive altho I get lots of presents, mainly ham sandwiches(?) little bean bags, hair bands and bizarrely a large paper "2" the other day. They chill out playing with each other, leaves, toys etc and deserve to live a safe and happy life and it chills me to the bone that that poor sweet cat ended her days in such terror and violence. It also chills me that some people don't seem to think it's that bad that someone owns a creature that is capable of this and isn't living it's life in a cage, as should it's horrible owner........ also don't like to generalise but I too always think "staffy" when I see those head lines.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: How many cats savage birds, mice, shrews, small rabbits, squirrels and other wild animals for their own pleasure, without the 'owner' batting an eyelid. A dog savaging a cat is no different to cats doing the same to other animals, it's just that people seem to have a different mentality when they stick a collar on something that is basically a feral animal with a food dish![/p][/quote]While I agree with your view on cats & owners, I'd suggest you look up 'feral' & thus establish the correct meaning. Dogs are domesticated & certain breeds have been bred over many generations to do certain jobs & certain traits, whether it be hunting, retrieving & many other uses. Certainly not feral as such.[/p][/quote]My 2 cats have never brought me anything that used to be alive altho I get lots of presents, mainly ham sandwiches(?) little bean bags, hair bands and bizarrely a large paper "2" the other day. They chill out playing with each other, leaves, toys etc and deserve to live a safe and happy life and it chills me to the bone that that poor sweet cat ended her days in such terror and violence. It also chills me that some people don't seem to think it's that bad that someone owns a creature that is capable of this and isn't living it's life in a cage, as should it's horrible owner........ also don't like to generalise but I too always think "staffy" when I see those head lines. beej22
  • Score: 1

8:33am Sat 29 Mar 14

isthereanechoinhere says...

85.........Staying Alive

Looks like Bingo's numbers were up
85.........Staying Alive Looks like Bingo's numbers were up isthereanechoinhere
  • Score: -1

9:27am Sat 29 Mar 14

ashleycross says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
Staffies are nothing but trouble. Chav hounds.

Complain at me if you will but as soon as I see 'dog attacks.....' I think 'staffy'
It's well known that the number of staffies in the street is how estate agents measure what price to set for a property.
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: Staffies are nothing but trouble. Chav hounds. Complain at me if you will but as soon as I see 'dog attacks.....' I think 'staffy'[/p][/quote]It's well known that the number of staffies in the street is how estate agents measure what price to set for a property. ashleycross
  • Score: -1

4:28pm Sat 29 Mar 14

KLH says...

Ok, who ties that vicious little black and white terrier type in Orchard Street next to Primark? It nearly attacked a child this afternoon who went to go and stroke it. Seen it before, it snarled at me as I went past, apparently the owners tie it up there while they go in Primark! It is a vicious little beggar who WILL hurt a child one day. It didn't touch this child, just scared it, but it is a nasty little s*d who looks like it is abandoned all sorry for itself, but will go for anyone who goes near it. Ask in the opticians, next door, it went for one of their staff once.
Ok, who ties that vicious little black and white terrier type in Orchard Street next to Primark? It nearly attacked a child this afternoon who went to go and stroke it. Seen it before, it snarled at me as I went past, apparently the owners tie it up there while they go in Primark! It is a vicious little beggar who WILL hurt a child one day. It didn't touch this child, just scared it, but it is a nasty little s*d who looks like it is abandoned all sorry for itself, but will go for anyone who goes near it. Ask in the opticians, next door, it went for one of their staff once. KLH
  • Score: 1

7:44pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mala35 says...

I know exactly how the owner feels as my own cat was attacked last summer in my own driveway while asleep. She was covered in bite marks and had most of her ribs broken.... which had punctured her lungs. We too had to have her put to sleep. I reported it to the police and dog warden. Unfortunately the law in this country doesn't cover cats as far as dog attacks are concerned and even if the owner is found no charges will be bought as no offence would have been committed. ..according to the law.
I know exactly how the owner feels as my own cat was attacked last summer in my own driveway while asleep. She was covered in bite marks and had most of her ribs broken.... which had punctured her lungs. We too had to have her put to sleep. I reported it to the police and dog warden. Unfortunately the law in this country doesn't cover cats as far as dog attacks are concerned and even if the owner is found no charges will be bought as no offence would have been committed. ..according to the law. mala35
  • Score: 2

12:02am Sun 30 Mar 14

ScoobyVic says...

speedy231278 wrote:
How many cats savage birds, mice, shrews, small rabbits, squirrels and other wild animals for their own pleasure, without the 'owner' batting an eyelid. A dog savaging a cat is no different to cats doing the same to other animals, it's just that people seem to have a different mentality when they stick a collar on something that is basically a feral animal with a food dish!
There is a difference, I have collars with bells on which prevent my cats catching mice, birds and any other wildlife. If on the odd occasion they do catch something then if I see it I will take it from them and do my best to make sure it's ok and then I release it somewhere safe. I do in no way encourage my cats to savage other animals whether wild or someone else's pet. As a cat owner, I don't like this aspect of their behaviour and will try and prevent it as much as I can, unlike this dog owner.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: How many cats savage birds, mice, shrews, small rabbits, squirrels and other wild animals for their own pleasure, without the 'owner' batting an eyelid. A dog savaging a cat is no different to cats doing the same to other animals, it's just that people seem to have a different mentality when they stick a collar on something that is basically a feral animal with a food dish![/p][/quote]There is a difference, I have collars with bells on which prevent my cats catching mice, birds and any other wildlife. If on the odd occasion they do catch something then if I see it I will take it from them and do my best to make sure it's ok and then I release it somewhere safe. I do in no way encourage my cats to savage other animals whether wild or someone else's pet. As a cat owner, I don't like this aspect of their behaviour and will try and prevent it as much as I can, unlike this dog owner. ScoobyVic
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12:04am Sun 30 Mar 14

ScoobyVic says...

teribabes wrote:
This was are family cat who we miss terrible,, are neighbour was fantastic trying 2 save bingo, the gutless waste of a life dog owner just stood by,, regarding the comment about taking a photo via your phone to get the owners face,, would you honestly have time to take a picture or help our dear cat?? The sad thing is the majority of people say oh it's another dog attack and giving dogs a bad name,,, it's the owners not the dog!!!
Teribabes, I'm so sorry to hear that Bingo had to be put to sleep after this awful attack. I know how much they become a member of the family, sending lots of love to you and all your family xxx
[quote][p][bold]teribabes[/bold] wrote: This was are family cat who we miss terrible,, are neighbour was fantastic trying 2 save bingo, the gutless waste of a life dog owner just stood by,, regarding the comment about taking a photo via your phone to get the owners face,, would you honestly have time to take a picture or help our dear cat?? The sad thing is the majority of people say oh it's another dog attack and giving dogs a bad name,,, it's the owners not the dog!!![/p][/quote]Teribabes, I'm so sorry to hear that Bingo had to be put to sleep after this awful attack. I know how much they become a member of the family, sending lots of love to you and all your family xxx ScoobyVic
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1:08pm Sun 30 Mar 14

stevobath says...

carrrob wrote:
Always a staffy and a tattoed owner !
I have no tattoos & have owned either English Bull Terriers Or Staffs over 30 years!

Take a look at Crufts too. Plenty of old ladies & men breeding & showing Staffs & not a 'tat' in sight!
[quote][p][bold]carrrob[/bold] wrote: Always a staffy and a tattoed owner ![/p][/quote]I have no tattoos & have owned either English Bull Terriers Or Staffs over 30 years! Take a look at Crufts too. Plenty of old ladies & men breeding & showing Staffs & not a 'tat' in sight! stevobath
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