Decision to ‘put down’ Alsatian is appealed to Limerick Circuit Court

David Hurley

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David Hurley

AN appeal has been lodged at Limerick Circuit Court after a judge ordered the destruction of an Alsatian dog which bit a garda twice.

AN appeal has been lodged at Limerick Circuit Court after a judge ordered the destruction of an Alsatian dog which bit a garda twice.

During a hearing at Limerick Court last week, Judge Eamon O’Brien ordered the destruction of the dog after he granted an application which was brought under the Control of Dogs Act.

The dog, which was seized from a house at Hyde Road, Ballinacauura Weston last month, is currently being detained at a dog pound.

Limerick Court was told the Alsatian, which is owned by a nine-year-old boy whose father is a convicted criminal, bit Garda Donal Walsh twice as he was on routine patrol in Ballinurra Weston on September 22, last.

Garda Walsh, who was out sick for three weeks after the incident, said the dog was not on a lead and that it was not wearing a muzzle when it attacked him.

The appeal is likely to be heard early next month.