Wednesday, 2 November 2011
RSPCA TO PROSECUTE 81 YEAR OLD?
My 81 year old father inlaw who has 2 labradors was in his local pub with a group of friends, his lady friend had a 6 week old puppy long haired Dachund, A woman came into the pub with a dog ( labrador ) she sat away at the end of the pub she informed them that the dog was there to socialise with people and other animals ( we have learnt since the dog was usually muzzled ) the lady with the small dachund took her dog over as it loved other dogs to socialise with the Lab. The labrador suddenly grabbed the 6 week old puppy in its mouth and proceeded to shake it like a rag doll the dachund owner was covered in blood as was the pub floor ( thankfully the puppy died straight away ) on seeing this my father inlaw who was obviously distressed and emotionally upset he kicked the Labrador 3 times. The police were called by my father inlaw, the PC had a word with both sets of owners the lady with the dachund did not want to prosecute. The RSPCA called to see my father inlaw and he thought they were there to discuss the attack on the puppy ?
My father inlaw 81 has now recieved a summons to appear in court for animal cruelty ( kicking the dog ) He knows he should not have done this but was emotionall distraught at the blood and bundle of fur that was the dachund he once loved, he is now worrying that if convicted he will lose his dogs ( this is a man that drove 200 miles per week to take his last dog to see a speacilist that cost over 8k )
my question is should he be prosecuted !! following the RSPCA Criteria for prosecutions