THE owner of a powerful XL Bully that killed a Yorkshire terrier has been banned from keeping dogs for ten years.
Gary Mulligan’s hound Zuko pounced on petrified Agnes Donaldson, 63, causing her to fall and drop her pet Milly in Castlemilk, Glasgow.
Gary Mulligan’s hound Zuko pounced on petrified Agnes Donaldson[/caption]
Zuko then mauled Milly, four, as Agnes, who broke her wrist, and her great niece, two, watched in horror.
Mulligan, 28, admitted owning a dangerously out-of-control dog following May’s attack.
He was also handed 300 hours’ unpaid work and a six-month tag.
Law chief John McCormick told Glasgow Sheriff Court it was a “direct alternative” to jail. Zuko has been destroyed.
Heartbroken Agnes said later: “Milly was my family, my best friend. I have MS. She was my little therapy dog. I miss her so much.
“I am utterly terrified of these dogs now yet people have them as status symbols.”
Home Secretary Suella Braverman is looking into banning the “lethal” breed after one attacked Ana Paun, 11, in Birmingham on Saturday.
Ana described how the beast suddenly pounced on her, grabbing her lower left arm in its huge jaws.
She said: “I thought it was going to attack my face and neck and that I was going to die.
“I kept screaming and screaming – I was petrified.”
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