Dog is put down after bite to elderly lady’s arm in Bennetts End

File photo of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

File photo of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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A dog who snapped at an elderly lady has been put to sleep because her owner feared for his children’s safety.

The father-of-two – who wishes to remain anonymous – made the decision to put the three-and-a-half year old dog down after she bit an 84-year-old woman on the arm outside shops on Bennetts End Road in Hemel Hempstead on Friday. The victim required treatment for the wound but has since recovered.

The owner – who had left the dog with friends at the time – said: “It’s very saddening, but I felt like I couldn’t trust her with my kids any more. They’re both under two and I just couldn’t take the risk.”


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