Dangerous dogs kept on “death row” in kennels near Dundee

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AS many as seven dangerous dogs are being kept on “death row” in kennels near Dundee, it emerged today.
The animals are locked up at the private kennels at a cost to taxpayers of £2,450 a week while the authorities decide their fate.
All the dogs, which the kennels charge £50 a day each to look after, are believed to have been involved in attacks and face being put down.
Pic Credit: George Hodan The animals are locked up at the private kennels
Pic Credit: George Hodan
The animals are locked up at the private kennels
One of the dogs is due to be destroyed after Sheriff Kenneth McGowan ruled its attack on a elderly woman was serious enough to merit a death sentence.
In some cases, a dog behaviourist is called in to access whether or not a dog is too dangerous to be kept alive – at a cost of £1000.
It is claimed by insiders that the Crown Office has paid almost £44,000 on keeping dogs at the facility.
A source said: “I know there are seven dogs locked up in kennels and the kennel owners are being paid £50 a day to keep them there.
“That’s £350 a day for all seven while the Crown decides whether a dog should be put down.
“But in the end, wit all the delays, it’s the taxpayer who pays and it’s costing thousands every week.”
One of the dogs, a ferocious rottweiler called Bruno, attacked a 78-year-old woman, savagely biting her on her stomach and pulling her along the ground.
Sheriff McGowan decided the dog should be should be put down last week, the two-year old has been kept locked up since the horrendous attack in August 2013.

A spokesman for the Crown Office said they were only responsible for looking after dangerous dogs once “proceedings are raised”.

He said they had a policy of “fast-tracking cases which involve a dog in kennels to ensure fees are kept to a minimum”.

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