Jack Russells opened garden gate to attack dog in Spilsby

News from the courts. ANL-180730-164550001
News from the courts. ANL-180730-164550001

Two Jack Russell type dogs opened a gate with their heads and attacked a dog being walked by its owner.

Gary Camm, 57, of Pooles Lane, Spilsby. admitted being the owner of two dogs, named Bruno and Daisy, which were dangerously out of control, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court.

The court heard that Kathy Summers was walking her dog past Camm’s house when his two dogs came out and carried out a ‘vicious attack’ on her dog.

The magistrates heard that the injured dog suffered multiple puncture wounds that required veterinary treatment and Ms Summers was also bitten on the hand as she tried to get Camm’s dogs off.

They were told that cctv images showed the two dogs working together to lift the gate up with their heads before getting out and attacking Ms Summers’ dog.

In mitigation, Anita Toal said nothing like this had happened before and that the dogs were normally kept in the house.

She said a family friend had inadvertently left the front door open and the two dogs had got out into the garden and then open the gate, which Camm had no idea they were able to do.

“The gate has now been secured in case they get out again in the future,” she said.

Camm was fined £260 and ordered to pay a vet’s bill of £107 and compensation to Ms Summers of £70 and £115 in costs and charges.

The magistrates also issued a contingent destruction order relating to the two dogs, to keep both dogs muzzled and on a lead when in public and not to be allowed out alone in the garden.