Broken glass on path is a doggone disgrace!

Kirkintilloch.  Jo Wright with her 10 year old dog Lass who cut her paw on glass 21.4.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Kirkintilloch. Jo Wright with her 10 year old dog Lass who cut her paw on glass 21.4.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

VANDALS who left broken glass in a street have been condemened after a dog cut its paw – racking up a £210 vet bill.

It is the second time this year that Jo Wright’s black Cocker Spaniel, Lass, has cut herself on scattered glass from broken bottles in the Graham’s Dyke Place area of Kirkintilloch.

Jo said: “I saw all the blood and thought ‘Oh no, not again’. She needed three stitches at the vets and was in a lot of pain.”

She added: “I just can’t understand people who would want to smash bottles and leave the glass lying around.”

Council chiefs have promised immediate penalties for anyone caught dumping litter of glass bottles.

David Devine, head of roads and neighbourhood services at East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “We would like to thank this lady for bringing this to our attention.

“It is often the case that some people still insist on leaving litter or broken glass lying about and in this case the lady’s dog was injured. It could well have been a small child. We would encourage everyone to dispose of any litter in the nearest bin or to take it home.

“Anyone found to be littering the footway or park areas are subject to a fixed penalty fine of £50.”