Increase in dog attacks in Scotland places
If you are close enough to a walk, you may find a dog on the roadside but have you ever thought it might harm you or even disfigure your face, not to be recognised anymore? It is seen that Scotland has reported cases where fighter dogs or even other breeds harming children and hurting them while playing or taking the roads.
Not even a week, two cases have been reported in which one girl named Rhianna Kidd,10, was maimed by two rottweilers while she was cycling to her grandmothers home in Dundee. And another case where a vicious Akita fighting dog attacked a girl named Toni, when she was playing with the dog owner’s son, Gabriel.
In both the cases, the children suffered serious injury and lot of pain. In one case the owner of the dog was charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act in failing to keep the dogs under control. And in another case, the decision is yet to be taken because it was in the private property but what has been done to the children cannot be forgiven.
The Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, extends the criminal liability to not just public places but also private places and it has not come into practice until February. It is also seen that the children could suffer mental scars and maybe frightened of the dogs the whole life.