Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Man Jailed after Dogs 'Ran Wild'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Man Jailed after Dogs 'Ran Wild'

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A MAN whose dogs 'ran wild' in a Bolton park, forcing police to shoot two of them dead, has been locked up. Here's what you're saying on our Facebook page: ¦ This situation is a worry for many small dog owners. Personally I carry a small, very sharp, knife and if my dog's attacked I'll use it on the attacking dog.

John Brooks ¦ Should be banned for life. He obviously knew not having these dogs on leads would intimidate people. If he loves dogs why would he allow his to attack another dog? Gail Sandiford ¦ Being a responsible owner is knowing your dog's limits and taking appropriate action - such as muzzling or keeping it on a lead. I have four dogs, three love all other people and dogs so they get walked together. The fourth is terrified of other dogs and snarls, she's only tiny but I walk her separately so that if we meet another dog I can pick her up. …

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