DOB ON A DOG - Chad backs battle on dangerous dog owners

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Chad is backing calls for readers to ‘Dob on a Dog’ to combat irresponsible pet owners in Mansfield and Ashfield following a spate of vicious attacks.

Chad is backing calls for readers to ‘Dob on a Dog’ to combat irresponsible pet owners in Mansfield and Ashfield following a spate of vicious attacks.

The campaign has been launched by a Mansfield woman whose own pet was savaged by a pack of dogs while she was walking in Moor Lane Park with her nine-month-old grandchild.

The woman, who is not being named for fear of repercussions, wants all readers to report dog attacks to police, local councils, politicians and Chad.

She is also calling for a host of new measures to tackle irresponsible dog ownership, including compulsory dog training, the return of dog licences, a formal owners’ registry and DNA testing on all mixed-breed dogs.

Her own pet is now recovering following several life-saving operations (pictured).

She said: “Dogs like these are often used for protection and status symbols and are not socialised family pets. After the attack, my family and I rushed our dog to the nearest vets where she had life-threatening injuries and underwent emergency surgery. She remains severally injured and may need further operations.

“I haven’t been able to eat or sleep since it happened. I just keep thinking it could just have easily been my grandchild they attacked.”

l Have you been the victim of a dog attack? Contact Chad Mansfield 450303 or email newsdesk@chad.co.uk.

The campaign has been launched by a Mansfield woman whose own pet was savaged by a pack of dogs while she was walking in Moor Lane Park with her nine-month-old grandchild.

The woman, who is not being named for fear of repercussions, wants all readers to report dog attacks to police, local councils, politicians and Chad.

She is also calling for a host of new measures to tackle irresponsible dog ownership, including compulsory dog training, the return of dog licences, a formal owners’ registry and DNA testing on all mixed-breed dogs.

She said: “Dogs like these are often used for protection and status symbols and are not socialised family pets. After the attack, my family and I rushed our dog to the nearest vets where she had life-threatening injuries and underwent emergency surgery. She remains severally injured and may need further operations.

“I haven’t been able to eat or sleep since it happened - I just keep thinking that it could just have easily been my grandchild that they attacked.”

Have you been the victim of a dog attack? Contact Chad Mansfield 450303 or email newsdesk@chad.co.uk.