Posted: 18/10/2014 at 23:00
As a former police officer take it from me. I have kept up my connections etc with the law and police.
Set yourself a senario. You visit a friend or relative. They have a dog. So to begin with. The animal is just as interested in you, as you vare with it. So a kind of friendliness develops,, you have a bit of playful rough and tumble with the pet. Then suddenly the dog goes that bit to far. Teeth meet skin and flesh. Puncture wounds appear. In all honesty. Who is to blame....if in fact...anybody. YOU the human can put forth your statements. Doggy, can't.
Then take cases where pet dogs bite children. Be honest. Just spend a bit of time watching kids. Believe it oir not. They can be most cruel. Once again the kids and parents can speak out. The dog no.
So in such cases. Thankfully the law has at least a minimum of common sense. Although in my service time. Firearms officers were only called uponto deal with firearms incidents, now more than ever, a FAO will be called to shoot a dog. The law offers a very thin line here. If the FAO sees that the dog is vicious and out of control. Then. Bang bang.
So back to basics. A dog bite someone, it isn't the end of the line for the dog.