Dog Muzzled After Attacking Chickens

A Teesside man pleaded guilty to having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place after his pet husky killed two chickens belonging to a neighbour.

Dr John Oxlee’s dog broke free into the neighbour’s garden in Eaglescliffe before attacking the birds.

The 76-year-old’s dog, Leuti, is now under a contingent destruction order, meaning it must be constantly muzzled and kept on a lead when it is in a public place, including the victim’s garden.

If the order is breached, the dog could be put down. The court heard how on February 10 this year, Dr Oxlee’s neighbour looked out of the window and saw the large Husky Alaskan-Akita chasing the chickens.

After unsuccessfully attempting to distract the dog with treats, the neighbour asked Dr Oxlee to get one of the chickens out of Leuti’s mouth. Dr Oxlee replied, “That is the worst thing I can do.”

The second chicken was later found in the garden but died of its injuries.

Dr Oxlee, of Newsam Road, Eaglescliffe, was fined £145 and ordered to pay £130 costs at Teesside Magistrates Court.

If you’ve been attacked by a dog and sustained physical or psychological injuries, you may be able to claim compensation. Call Macks Solicitors on Freephone 0808 252 8963 for more information.

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