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Dog bite victim speaks of horror over incident

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: September 07, 2013

pleading  Nicholas Stock with his dog Zeus.

Nicholas Stock with his dog Zeus.

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THE woman who was bitten on the bum by a dog in St Thomas has spoken of her horror over the incident.

Earlier this week the Post reported how owner Nicholas Stock has pleaded with the authorities not to destroy his beloved pet dog Zeus.

The animal was taken away by police after he escaped and bit a 60-year-old woman in Balaclava Street.

Now that woman has come forward and said she has been left shaken and upset by the incident.

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The woman, who didn't wish to be named, said: "He just came around the corner and walked passed me. He came passed me, I didn't say anything to him and I didn't provoke him.

"Then I felt him come at me from behind and bite me. It was only a matter of seconds, he was wearing one of those vet collars. If he wasn't it would have been worse as it restricted his head movement.

"A stranger saw what happened and he called the police and ambulance, he was marvellous as he let me sit in his car and wait. I was in a lot of pain.

"He also knocked the door of where the dog came from. The man who answered said it wasn't his dog, it was his housemates, but he did apologise. It has left me shaken and upset."

She was taken to Singleton Hospital where she was treated for the wound and received a tetanus jab.

A spokesman for South Wales Police confirmed investigations into the breed of animal are still continuing. Once the breed is confirmed the future of the dog will be decided by the courts.

The woman added: "I have a big large bruise, and I did bleed. I could feel the teeth going into me. He bit me for no reason. I will let the courts decide how they deal with him."

Mr Stock says Zeus had never behaved aggressively before and is pleading with authorities not to put him down.

"There are dogs out there which are brought up wrongly but he has been brought up the right way," he said.

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  • William09  |  September 09 2013, 10:36AM

    Nobody wants to see this dog put down, but perhaps it has some underlying issues, whereby an expert could be brought in to help. Perhaps The Dog Whisperer might be able to find a solution, as he's helped many Pitbull terriers with aggression problems.

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  • Turbinefan  |  September 08 2013, 10:19PM

    I wish I could add more plus ratings peyethomas00, Sadly people don't understand what it means to own a dog and love and care for it. Good luck to you and Zeus.

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  • peyethomas00  |  September 08 2013, 12:24PM

    from mr stocks facebook page.. it saddens me there is no remorse or empathy for the victim! "Alright guys, as most of you know my dog zues is at risk of being put down for a petty little nip on the bum and bruised one cheek. So what I am going to do is fight for my dog back going to the paper and all sort and going to make a page on here I know some of you may thinks its silly but I do love my dog more than any thing in this world. So i will neeed as much help as possible so i would be more than grateful if you would all shear and like it when I do soo... thank you very much x

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  • peyethomas00  |  September 08 2013, 12:07PM

    i am an owner of a large dog and he is my responsibility at all times, without exception. if my dog bites someone, whether provoked or not, its is my responsibility and i should expect to take the consequences, whether it be being sued, going to prison or getting the dog put down, or in fact, any combination of the above. hearing comments like "it cant be that bad" saddens me and just shows me the ignorance and apathy of IRRESPONSIBLE people, you know the type! its always some else's fault! the fact is, a dog injured a person, the owner is at fault, there are no excuses. no matter what dog you own, you are responsible! and certain people might find this hard to understand! even if you dog escapes by accident, it is your responsibility! even though this was a minor incident and innocent woman was injured due to the owners error. this is not the womans fault nor is it the dogs fault, the responsibility lies with the owner and there are no excuses, it will sadden me greatly to hear of the dogs destruction! more emphasis should be on making people better dog owners and punishing those who fail to look after and train there dogs, there are too many dogs destroyed because of, and i'll be blunt here, stupid lazy owners who have dogs for the wrong reasons.

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  • Turbinefan  |  September 08 2013, 9:31AM

    As usual too many non dog owners being experts. Until you own a dog you know nothing about them. It can't have been that bad as she was bitten on the bum but managed to SIT in the strangers car. In my opinion that poor dog must have been provoked. Plus a restricting collar would have to have someone holding the other end to restrict it. It must have obviously been a vets cone. This means the owner cared for the dog as it was wearing such collar. Good luck to the lovely looking dog and its owner.

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  • williamwaun  |  September 08 2013, 9:31AM

    Next time it could be a child.

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  • Turbinefan  |  September 08 2013, 9:27AM

    Can't have been that bad. Bitten on the bum but able to SIT in the strangers car. Too many experts out there. Until you own a dog you know nothing about them. Good luck to the dog and its owner. The dog had to be provoked in my opinion.

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  • swansmike  |  September 08 2013, 2:59AM

    it should not be put down, one little incident which would not of happened if it had been inside. also i dont think the woman would of done nothing after seeing a big dog like this walking around the corner with a vet cone on, something caused him to react...EITHER WAY he should not of been outside ! check the dogs dna , if its a banned breed-it isnt a s***** clearly possibly a mix, then have him neutered, muzzled in public and insured, and the owner checked of his capability to look after such a dog this way the dog lives, the woman is happy something has been done HAPPY DAYS

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  • cymroun  |  September 07 2013, 6:52PM

    There is no such thing as a dangerous dog, there is however no shortage of problem owners.

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  • theparcel  |  September 07 2013, 6:18PM

    "He also knocked the door of where the dog came from. The man who answered said it wasn't his dog, it was his housemates, but he did apologise. It has left me shaken and upset." The man who answered said it wasn't his dog, it was his housemates, but he did apologise Yeh rite, "its not mine, I wasnt responsible for its behaviour"! Why deny its your then! What was it doing outside uncontrolled................ "There are dogs out there which are brought up wrongly but he has been brought up the right way," he said. Now he admits it!

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