Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Dante Remains in Napier City Council Dog Pound

Dante Remains in Napier City Council Dog Pound

THE dog that mauled another dog to death in Napier recently remains in the city’s animal pound.

“The dog’s owner has not surrendered him to be put down, so ultimately his fate will likely be decided by a judge,” Napier City Council Regulatory Services Manager Mike Webster said.

The pitbull, known as Dante, made media headlines after he killed a shar pei not long after being released from the council pound last month.
The dog had originally been held because he wasn’t registered, not because it had been aggressive.

After a social media campaign raised the fees required to release the dog, dog control officers advised the owners the dog needed to be restrained when around other dogs and muzzled when out in public because he had displayed dog aggressive behavior while in the pound.

“Unfortunately, after he was released, Dante wasn’t secured adequately and he managed to break free. As a result he killed another dog in front of young children.”

Mr Webster said while he understood a pitbull group had offered to rehome the dog, it was Napier City Council’s view the dog should be put down.

“Speaking generally, if a dog has exhibited aggressive behavior toward other dogs and has killed, it is highly likely to kill again if given the opportunity. While we realise this dog is someone’s pet, the fact is Dante has killed another dog so we will be doing everything we can to ensure that Napier’s community is kept safe and we don’t believe he should be released.”

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news