A DOG owner has been told by a District Court judge that he must provide proof that either his dog will be expatriated to Poland or else humanely destroyed after it bit an 81-year-old man in what she described as ‘a bad attack.’
Judge Mary Dorgan made the order when dealing with the case of Piotr Prochniak of Mounteen, Ballinascarthy, at a sitting of Clonakilty District Court.
The court was told that the defendant’s dog bit a man on June 19th last.
A letter from the injured party was handed into the court, in which he outlined how he suffered a bad wound after being bitten by the dog.
Judge Dorgan was shown photographs of the man’s injuries and said she could see the indentation of the dog’s teeth in the wound. Judge Dorgan initially said she would adjourn the case for the dog to be put down and the defendant asked if he could put the dog up for adoption, which she refused to allow.
Mr Prochniak then asked if he could take the dog out of the country to Poland. Judge Dorgan said the court would need proof of this and adjourned the case until March 6th for either the dog to be destroyed humanely or expatriated, and she ordered Mr Prochniak to muzzle the dog at all times from now on.