& # 39; I still get nightmares & # 39 ;: Dangerous dog named Buddy stays big after he is stolen from the pound – amid fears that he would attack again
- A bull mastiff attacked two people on two different occasions in Geraldton, WA
- The bull mastiff bit a man's leg before he fell and bit his leg
- After being brought to the pound, he was stolen and his whereabouts were unknown
- The dog owner was fined $ 3,000 and ordered to pay the court fees of $ 5,000
A dangerous dog named Buddy, who attacked two people vileinig, remains free after he was stolen from the pound.
The bull mastiff first attacked a teenager near Geraldton in Western Australia in June 2016, and was declared a dangerous dog.
Shortly after the incident, the owner of the dog, Anthony Thomas Farrell, received a letter from the city of Greater Geraldton setting out the conditions for keeping a dangerous dog.
A dangerous dog named Buddy (photo), who attacked two people vileinig, stays free after he is stolen from the pound – and there are fears that he will strike again
This week, the Geraldton Magistrates Court heard Buddy walking to Garry James (photo), 36, while walking with his partner in Geraldton. The dog bit Mr. James's stomach and leg
According to the ABC, a dangerous dog must be muzzled and there must be a sign to warn the dog that he has lived there.
Despite being warned to hold the dog, Buddy broke into Garry James in February 2018 while walking with his partner to a gas station.
This week, the Geraldton Magistrates Court heard that Buddy viciously attacked Mr. James, 36, and bit him on the stomach.
The attack caused him to fall to the ground before the bull mastiff bit him on the back of the leg.
& # 39; It was pitch dark, I didn't see it coming & # 39 ;, James said out of court on Monday.
& # 39; I was terrified. It was probably one of the worst nights I have had in my life. I still get nightmares. & # 39;
James said he had serious fears that the dog would attack a child and do more damage to them.
Mr. Farrell, 53, was convicted and surrendered Buddy to the pound, but less than 24 hours later someone broke into the facility and Buddy was stolen.
After the first attack, Buddy & # 39; s owner Anthony Thomas Farrell was instructed by the city council to muzzle the dog and warn him at his house that a dangerous dog was living there. Mr. Farrell was fined $ 3,000 and was ordered to pay court fees of $ 5,500
The whereabouts of the dangerous bull mastiff are still unknown, but the authorities will attempt to destroy him once he is found.
Mr. Farrell was found guilty on Monday of a dog attack or a chase that caused physical injury in the attack on James in 2018.
He was also found guilty of failing to ensure that his dog was wearing a snout, unable to ensure control, and not informing the local government of the attack.
Magistrate Sandra De Maio said the case has sent a message to the public that those who have a dangerous dog must meet strict conditions.
& # 39; (The dog) should not have been in a position where he attacked someone again & # 39 ;, she said.
Mr. Farrell received a heavy fine of $ 3,000 and was ordered to pay court fees of $ 5,500.
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