Devil dog owners making streets no-go area in Kirkintilloch

CONCERSN have been raised over dog owners who cannot control their animals after the death of a puppy outside its home.

Mary Nisbet’s six month old miniature dachshund, Kari, was attacked by a dog which was with its owner and had its lead on outside Burns Court, in Kirkintilloch.

Devastated Mary says that there are several other similar dogs in the area and she is concerned that another pet or a person could be seriously hurt or killed.

The grandmother said: “People are frightened to let their kids out because of these dogs.

“There’s at least four of them that live in the area and I’ve only saw one with a muzzle on.

“I think they are too strong for the people who own them and they can’t control them.

“They are cross-bred, big, muscular dogs. I would never let my grandchildren take Kari out. What are the chances for children if these dogs are about?”

She added: “Kari was a lovely wee thing and really friendly.”

The attack on Kari took place last month on a Sunday afternoon.

Police confirmed that a 20-year-old man has been charged under the 1991 Dangerous Dog Act.

Section 3 (1) of the act states that if a dog is dangerously out of control in any place the owner and, if different, the person for the time being in charge of the dog, is guilty of an offence, or, if the dog while so out of control injures any person, an aggravated offence.