West Highland Terrier mauled to demise after bigger canine escaped from backyard in Countesthorpe

A West Highland Terrier was killed by a larger dog after jumping over a fence from a neighboring garden.

The terrier was beaten to death by an escaped two-year-old cross from Douge de Bordeaux.

Leicester magistrates heard that the attack took place on Westfield Avenue in Countesthorpe on February 24 of this year.

The owner of the Douge de Bordeaux, Jonas Coltman, appeared in court after the Blaby District Council requested a dog control warrant following the incident.

Mr. Coltman was instructed to blow her dog in public and protect the dog in his own property.

The Magistrates’ Court Judge ruled against Mr. Coltman’s allegation that the Dog Control Ordinance was unnecessary and issued a permanent order against the dog.

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Failure to comply with a dog control ordinance can result in a criminal conviction, a fine, and a possible animal husbandry ban.

After the hearing, Councilor Sharon Coe, Portfolio Owner for Health, Wellbeing and Regulatory Services said, “We are delighted with this decision as this dog’s runaway actions have caused an owner heartache from the loss of their beloved pet.

“It is our responsibility to take whatever measures we believe are necessary to prevent further incidents of this type and to protect both residents and their pets.”

Anyone concerned about dogs that may be dangerously out of control can be reported to the Animal Services team by email at environment.health@blaby.gov.uk or by calling 0117 272 7555.