FRIEND LOST: Jake, a dog rescued from the pound , plays with one of the children of his adopted family. The dog was put down after nipping the arm of a person who leaned over the fence of his owner’s Ipswich property.
FRIEND LOST: Jake, a dog rescued from the pound , plays with one of the children of his adopted family. The dog was put down after nipping the arm of a person who leaned over the fence of his owner’s Ipswich property. Contributed

Antoniolli's dog squad claim another scalp

COUNCILLOR Andrew Antoniolli and his sergeant Goodwin killed our little red kelpie Jake last month.

They engineered the extended process to make sure all the legal t's were crossed and i's dotted, ensuring there was negligible wriggle room; they appeared to be still smarting from Bruce the dog's recent victory.

They were not interested in any possibility of saving our treasured family pet; they were only interested in making sure they had their own bottoms legally covered.

We got Jake from AWL at the pound and were very happy with him; he was a great family pet and a good watch dog.

A couple of weeks after we got him he bolted out the car gate as we were driving in and nipped a lady that was on the footpath.

That was totally unacceptable and we immediately added further fencing to the area so it could not reoccur, and Jake was never out of the yard again.

As a result of that incident Jake was declared dangerous and we displayed signs on the fences.

The second incident occurred when someone who was loitering leaned over the fence 5m from the bright DANGEROUS DOG sign, and Jake jumped up and nipped his arm.

It turned out to be a death sentence for Jake all because he was doing his job protecting his family.

Cr Antoniolli has shown himself to be incapable of distinguishing between commonsense public service, and dogmatic bureaucratic empire building.

Laws are needed for vicious dogs in public places.

Interpreting and applying them the way ICC is currently doing to family pets within a secure, signed, house yard is bound to bring the contempt it deserves.

Good democratic government is all about balance, so I am very pleased to have an alternative candidate in Division 7.

He certainly poured ratepayers money into the pockets of lawyers in his absurd 'kill Bruce the dog' campaign last year.

The owner paid out $40,000 to save his dog, how much did it cost us as ratepayers to go to court for months defending it?

MIKE READ, Ipswich

 

 

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