Pet savaged

A MONIFIETH man has called for more responsibility among dog owners after his own pet was savaged by an unfettered dog.

Lindsay Duncan is asking that dogs be properly supervised and controlled when walking in public places around people and other animals.

This comes on the back of events last week when his own greyhound was severely bitten on the hind leg by a Staffordshire bull terrier that had been let off the leash.

The incident took place on a local footpath, and Mr Duncan says that even after he confronted the dog’s owner, the bull terrier was not put on a leash.

He commented: “It is ridiculous that the dog’s owner would allow it to run about like that.”

Mr Duncan later approached police about the matter, but he says they were unable to help.

He said: “They told me that if I didn’t know who owns the dog and if the dog has no other attack history then there is not much they can do.”