Dog owner hangs pooch for biting his daughter

Dog owner hangs pooch for biting his daughter
The pet dog was of the Tibetan Lhassa Apso breed as seen above. File photo: kckellner
A dog owner appeared before a court in a Paris suburb this week for hanging his pet pedigree "Pollux" in his garage. The man said he killed the dog "in a panic" after it bit his daughter.

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.

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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