Donkey Mauling Dog Living in Larne
UPDATE 10/22/08: It was discovered that an English bull terrier which viciously mauled a pet donkey in Ballyclare has not been destroyed, but is being kept by a breeder in Larne. The concern is that the dog could be used for breeding purposes. Additionally, council officers are troubled by the idea that Morrow could easily acquire a dog and reside in a neighboring borough unfettered by the ban that restricts him in his current borough.
09/23/08: Dog Owner Fined; Banned from Owning Dogs
Kenneth Morrow of Ballyclare has been fined £1,850 and banned from keeping dogs for five years after his dog mauled a donkey nearly to death. The pet donkey, Isabella, had been a familiar sight to local people for over 30 years. In May, her owners were left heart-broken when the little donkey was mauled by a dog as she grazed in a field beside their house. Despite a vet being on the scene quickly, the animal died of her injuries.
05/08/08: Pit Bull Type Dogs Pose Great Risk to Horse Family
Ballyclare County, Northern Ireland - A donkey died after being attacked by a bull terrier, a breed that resides within the class of "pit bull type dogs." Other breeds that make up this class, and share the genetic history of "bull baiting" and dogfighting, include: pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, bull terrier and any other pure bred or mixed breed dog that is a combination of these dogs.
The Bull Terrier is a British breed of dog. Its predecessors were developed for the purposes of pit fighting, in the middle of the 19th century. The "sporting enthusiasts" of that time loved to bet on dog fights, bull fights and bear fights. Some of them started mating two formidable breeds of dog, the Bull Dog and the Black and Tan Terrier. They wanted to combine the Bull Dog's tenacity, courage and high threshold of pain, with the terrier's lightening speed, agility and unsurpassed ratting (killing) instinct. What resulted was called the Bull and Terrier dog.
This particular donkey was in a field beside her owner's home when she sustained injuries to her face and throat. Despite a vet being on the scene quickly, Isabella the donkey died of her injuries. The dog's owner was identified and has voluntarily placed the dog in kennels outside the borough. The council said it was investigating the incident with the intent of initiating legal proceedings under the provisions of the Dogs (NI) Order.
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