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Dog owner hangs pooch for biting his daughter

Sophie Inge · 5 Sep 2013, 10:22

Published: 05 Sep 2013 10:22 GMT+02:00

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The dog owner, identified as Renald, hung his three-year-old pet dog Pollux, of the Tibetan Lhassa Apso breed, from a beam in his garage in, just two weeks after he bought the dog.

When questioned by police, the man defended his actions saying: “It bit my daughter and I panicked.” He told officers that his 2-year-old daughter had to have five stitches as a result of the bite.

However Le Parisien newspaper quoted a source close to the case who contradicted Renald's version saying the wound was “not very serious” at all.

The hanging, which took palce in July 2010 resulted in the 25-year-old man being initially sentenced to five months in prison in December 2011.

He was also slapped with a €1000 fine payable to the Brigitte-Bardot Foundation, a charity set up by the actress to raise awareness of cruelty to animals and rescue any in need.

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However Renald had appealed the sentence but on Tuesday this week a court in the Paris suburb of Corbeil-Essonnes upheld the punishment.  

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Sophie Inge (sophie.inge@thelocal.com)

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