Group plans campaign against dangerous dogs
DOG-lovers in Huddersfield are forming a pressure group to demand action against dangerous dogs.
Organisers are to start a petition calling for greater control of dogs in public places and to enlist the support of councillors and the police.
Among the supporters are Kirklees dog wardens, workers at animal rescue centres, grooming salon proprietors and pet owners.
The group is being set up following a number of high-profile attacks by dogs, including the vicious killing of a young spaniel in Greenhead Park on Saturday, March 25 by a Pit Bull/Staffordshire cross.
Days after that incident, police confirmed they had seized four suspected banned dogs from houses in Rawthorpe and Dalton.
Organiser Carol Taft, of Berry Greave, Marsden, said: “This problem is getting totally out of hand and nobody seems to be doing anything about it.
“These dangerous dogs should be on a lead and muzzled, they should not be running loose in public places.
“Some children have been very badly hurt by these dogs. It seems there is another attack in Britain almost every week.
Carole, 62, also worries about the safety of her own Yorkshire Terrier and cats.