Redding mum launches petition after Rottweiler mauls family pet

A mum whose pet dog died following an attack by a Rottweiler has launched a petition calling for action.

Lynn Buchanan spoke out after her family’s Jack Russell, Spud, was set upon while being walked by her 13-year-old son in Callendar Rise, Redding.

The pooch was mauled on December 29 after the Rottweiler jumped over a garden fence.

Spud was taken to a vet but died as a result of his injuries.

Lynn Buchanan's dog, Spud, was attacked and killed by a Rottweiler while being walked by her son Jack in Callendar Rise, Redding. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Ms Buchanan says her son, Jack, has been left “traumatised” by the incident.

She shared details of the attack on a Facebook page for local residents.

The 35-year-old said she was disappointed to learn the attack won’t be referred to the procurator fiscal. Instead, Falkirk Council’s dog warden has been made aware of the incident.

Redding resident Lynn Buchanan's dog, Spud, died due to the injuries it sustained following an attack by a Rottweiler. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Ms Buchanan has launched a petition which has gained more than 450 signatures.

She said: “The police told me it wouldn’t go to the procurator fiscal because it was deemed the back garden was secure enough.

“I spoke to the dog warden and he’s satisfied it is no longer a danger where it is at the moment. It’s no longer at the address.”

She continued: “My son has walked that route a million times before.

“He is traumatised. With the situation with Covid, he no longer feels safe going out in the estate.”

Inspector Derek Simpson, of Falkirk Police Station, said: “Inquiries were carried out and, after a full assessment of the circumstances, a decision was taken that the matter be passed to the local authority dog warden.”

Falkirk Council has been contacted for comment.

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