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Court orders vicious Japanese Akita dog to be put down

A dog which attacked and injured two others has been ordered to be put down.

The Japanese Akita, Kelsey, which had twice previously been involved in incidents, escaped from a garden at Gretna and attacked the two other dogs – a Springer spaniel and Jack Russell terrier – as they were being walked nearby, a court heard.

The terrier, which had been in the Japanese dog’s jaws and was shaken around, had to have stitches inserted, costing £179. The spaniel had a bite near its eye and another wound.

In court at Dumfries, Christopher Lee, of Newton Square, Gretna, admitted being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control at Newton Square in December.

The fiscal depute said: “One owner tried to stop the attack by kicking the other dog but it wasn’t until Lee came out and pulled if off that the incident was stopped.”

The fiscal said Lee went back into the house with the Japanese Akita without saying a word.

Solicitor Gavin Orr said the Lee had had the 11-year-old dog since it was a puppy and it had never shown any signs of aggression towards humans.

Sheriff Daniel Kelly ordered the dog’s destruction and fined Lee £300, ordered him to pay £220 compensation and contribute £100 towards the vet’s fees.

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