Scottish hospitals recognize 80% increase in hound attempt scapegoats – BBC News

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th July 2017
Scottish hospitals recognize 80% increase in hound attempt scapegoats – BBC News
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Image caption Sylvia Baillie with her friend Stevie Pursley after the attack which left her with severe facial injuries

Emergency admittances to Scottish hospitals after a pup onslaught rose 80% in 10 years, according to NHS figures.

There were 363 suits in 2005 -2 006, compared with 652 admissions in 2014 -2 015.

The chassis developed two days after a couple in charge of a dog which assaulted two women in separate incidents were incarcerated.

Leeane McHugh, 35, and Patrick Maher, 46, had previously admitted sift hazardous bird-dog charges.

The second scapegoat of the couple’s Japanese Akita was 60 -year-old Sylvia Baillie, who was bitten on the buttock at her Paisley home in July 2016.

Speaking to BBC Scotland’s Timeline programme, Ms Baille said the couple and their hound had been in her live after a funeral.

“I was patting it, it was fine and “its been” “re giving me” its paw so I didn’t experience frightened or anything.”

Seventeen stitches

But she added when she reclined over the couch to pat the dog goodbye, it attacked.

“All I investigated was the dog’s teeth coming towards me and it grabbed me. It was from the ear right round my jaw.

“And from there I did downfall and I passed out.”

Ms Baille needed 17 sews in the left of her look and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

“They wouldn’t show me my appearance. I was permitted up with my dribble to go to the lavatory. I find my face in the reflect and I was just shaking like a leaf.

“It wasn’t me I was looking at in the reflect – it was like the elephant humanity. My face was so swollen.”

Ms Baille has not been able to gobble solids for 10 weeks and told me that she has not been able to be allowed to approach a bird-dog again.

She told the BBC she guessed the dog should have been destroyed after criticizing the other woman merely a few months earlier.

“I’d like to see a hound on a lead at any time and plus if they know it’s out of control it should be muzzled, ” she added.

The Timeline programme likewise uncovered an obvious differ in how local authorities deal with hazardous dogs.

As an example, it highlighted fleshes from Fife and from Glasgow.

Fife has issued 196 hound govern notifications since 2011, when assemblies were given these powers.

Glasgow, which has a larger person, problem merely three notices.

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