Killer Dogs Are like Family, They Have a Terrible Decision Ahead; NEIGHBOUR TELLS OF ANGUISH

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Killer Dogs Are like Family, They Have a Terrible Decision Ahead; NEIGHBOUR TELLS OF ANGUISH


Byline: VICKY SMITH vicky.smith@mirror.co.uk

THE family of a grandmother mauled to death by five dogs are heartbroken at the thought of having them put down.

Relatives of 71-year-old Gloria Knowles are agonising over the animals' fate as police investigate.

The five dogs, including bulldogs and huge Bordeaux French mastiffs, are at police-approved kennels.

Gloria was found collapsed at the home of daughter Beverley, their owner, next door to her own house. She was discovered by son-in-law Dylan.

Neighbour Nazir Hussein said: "The dogs are like family to them. They were always taking them for walks and they have always been comfortable with dogs. It will be a very difficult decision for them.

"Keeping the dogs would always remind them of what the animals did to their mum, which was horrendous. But they love those dogs and losing them would be very upsetting."

Another neighbour in Morden, South London, said: "They are in a terrible state. They can't understand what has happened and the fact that it is the dogs they loved so much that did this makes it even harder. …

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