From The Echo

Animal abuse and related news items:

Why did the yobs blind my lovely pet?
Jan 9 2007
by Michelle Fiddler, Liverpool Echo

A TEENAGE Liverpool girl whose pet rabbit was fed to a cage of ferrets by intruders has written a letter to the attackers.

In the open letter, 13-year-old Sophie Hamlet said: “It’s not right for animals to be killed. I am really upset at what has happened.”

Sophie’s father David Hamlet has owned an allotment on Higher Lane, Fazakerley, for the past five years.

But in recent months yobs have broken into several sheds and hutches on the allotments, killing and stealing animals.

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Reid will act fast on dogs amnesty
Jan 9 2007
Liverpool Echo

HOME Secretary John Reid will process Merseyside’s dangerous dogs amnesty “as a matter of urgency”.

The minister wants the proposal – by chief constable Bernard Hogan- Howe, with the backing of local councils and the ECHO’s Biteback campaign – to get illegal dogs off the streets by the end of the month.

Aides said he understood the “passions, fears and concerns” sparked by the pit bull killing of St Helens five-year-old Ellie Lawrenson.

But equally, they said, he had to ensure police had the resources available to handle the expected influx of potentially lethal animals.

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and finally… we pay tribute to Bill Tafe:

Dog rescue victim named
Jan 9 2007
by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo

A MAN who died when he tried to rescue his dog from the road has been named by police.

William Joseph Tafe was hit by a car on Southport Road in Scarisbrick, near the Morris Dancers pub, on Sunday evening.

The 58-year-old, from Southport Road, was struck as he went to the centre of the road to pick his pet up.

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  • 14th July 2007 at 9:07 pm

    God bless, our Billy xxx


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