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Couple fined after pitbull attack

A Pembroke couple were fined in Magistrates' Court for owning a pair of illegal pitbulls involved in an attack on a young boy.

Kirk and Terry-Lynn Wade, both 52, pleaded guilty to two counts of owning unlicensed pitbulls.

The court heard that at about 5.30pm on June 14 last year, police and animal wardens received a report of a dog attack at Admiralty House that resulted in a nine-year-old boy suffering wounds to both legs.

The defendants's son, 25-year-old Kyle Wade, allegedly had care and control of the dogs at the time of the incident but did not appear in court.

The dogs, named Yen and Euro, have both been euthanised.

Kirk Wade apologised to the family of the boy who was injured, saying he kept the dogs because he knew they would otherwise be put down.

“These dogs were our family,” he said. “My first intent was to take them to the Government, but I knew they were going to be killed. They were going to be killed either way.”

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined both defendants $250 for each of the two charges against them.

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Published January 13, 2016 at 11:34 am (Updated January 13, 2016 at 10:48 pm)

Couple fined after pitbull attack

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