In praise of .... the police

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by snapper_37, 28 Apr 2010.

  1. snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

    Location:
    Wolves
    My dog was deliberately attacked last night by a staff being used as a weapon by 2 dickdeads.

    She's ok, only superficial wounds and but very shook up (as was I). Probably the most terrifying experience I've had. :smile: A smaller or slower dog would have been seriously harmed or killed.

    Anyway, although I haven't had the pleasure of these people before, if it's the same dog (dog and blokes match the description), it has attacked quite a few other dogs over the park - always dogs that it stands a very good chance against - westies, labs etc. So I decided to report it to the police.

    They have taken it very seriously and have rang me at work to see how me and Ellie are and to make an appointment to come round tomorrow night.

    Fair play. I don't hold out much hope of the divs being caught but at least it will go on record and possibly have a a couple of police looking out for them.
     
  2. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    Sorry to hear that Snapper.

    That could have been much worse. Hope your dog mends ok.
    Thankfully I've never had any such experience but I frequently see 'yoofs' walking huge dogs on chains big enough to tow an ocean liner.
    The dogs are only under control in as much as they are chained. Straining and pulling all the time and growling at all and sundry.
    I've no doubt that off the chain they would go for almost anything that moved.
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Frightening experience Snapper but glad that you and the dog are not seriously affected. I hope the police do manage to catch the dog and the owners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. OP
    OP
    snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

    Location:
    Wolves
    I hope so Keith. It all seemed to happen in a flash. 1 minute we were playing wanga and the next this thing was hurtling towards us whilst they just stood encouraging it to 'go on then'. I'm not looking forward to our nightly ritual play time later. :smile:
     
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Hoping that the morons with the Satffie have their dog's 'games' backfire on them...

    Hope your dog recovers completely Snapper. Give your dog a gentle earscritch from me.
     
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Staffies can be lovely dogs too - I see a couple on mine and the dog's walks now and then.

    I'm hoping these two knobheads get some comeuppance too. Not content with ruining their own dog by training it to be aggressive, they have to come up with this crap? Jesus, what's wrong with people?
     
  7. OP
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    snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

    Location:
    Wolves
    I know - mine is a cross with a staff and her favourite playmate is a 6 month old one. But like anything - used in the wrong hands can be dangerous, and this thing certainly is.

    They didn't even have a lead for it - just a harness full of leather and brass. When he finally managed to drag it off, the one fool picked it up and threw it over his shoulder. The other one stood on the sidelines watching the action, before making yelping noises and saying 'Did you hear it yelping'. :smile: Definitately got more than 1 screw loose.
     
  8. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Hope they get caught and put down. And the dog put in a secure kennels.
     
  9. XmisterIS

    XmisterIS Purveyor of fine nonsense

    Antisocial b@stards like that just enrage me. Violent attacks on innocent members of the public for "sport" is utterly vile and sociopathic. I'm afraid it brings out the worst in me; it makes me want to beat the crap out of them.
     
  10. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    What XmisterIS said.

    Dog licence, neutering for all dangerous breeds and derivatives thereof, instant seizing and destruction of un-neutered dogs and a swingeing fine for the owner, ditto for unlicensed dogs, ban on sale of puppies.

    Bit rough on the few genuine staffie lovers, but oh! the relief of getting our parks and streets back in a few years.

    Edit: I think Canada has done jsut this.
     
  11. upsidedown

    upsidedown Waiting for the great leap forward

    Location:
    The middle bit
    Yep they are the fashion accessory of choice for the ratboy about town.
    Hope the dog's ok and they catch the scummers.
     
  12. hobbygirl

    hobbygirl Active Member

    poor doggy hope you both get over the shock ! i grew up with staffies and they are lovely in the right hands. the owners should be banned from owning any dogs.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

    Location:
    Wolves
    Ta everyone. My Dad's just said that the dog was very timid when he took her out for a walk earlier. Hopefully she'll get over it and get back to her normal mad self. ;)
     
  14. Crackle

    Crackle ...

    Makes me mad to read this, poor Ellie and you. I really hope the police get them. Maybe we can form a CC posse and head down ;)
     
  15. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    Agreed, That must have put the fear of god into you both you and the pooch.

    They deserve a good kicking, I am with XmisterIS on this one ;)
     
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