Pit bull stolen from pound

KIRSTY MCMURRAY
Last updated 10:22 16/03/2012

Related Links

Judge's pit bull comments slammed

Relevant offers

A 27-year-old South Taranaki man has been charged with burglary after breaking into a Hawera pound to get his pit bull pup back.

On Monday the man and an accomplice used bolt cutters to cut through the pound roof to get the 4-month-old puppy out.

South Taranaki District Council communications manager Gerard Langford said it would cost about $400 to repair the damage at the pound.

One of the men involved in the burglary was identified by police, arrested, released on bail and will face burglary charges in the Hawera District Court on March 19.

The pit bull was impounded after it was found loose on March 6, neither registered nor micro chipped.

On Wednesday Judge Allan Roberts hit out at Pit Bull owners saying the breed was "unpredictable and volatile" after a woman's dog ripped a dog ranger's lip off in an unprovoked attack.

But the American Pit Bull Terrier Association slammed the comments yesterday, saying the statements were unfounded and made pit bulls more attractive to bad owners.

Ad Feedback

- Taranaki Daily News

Special offers
Opinion poll

Testing drugs on animals is:

Criminal and should never be allowed.

Absolutely fine; humans rule the world.

OK - but only to fight most serious diseases

Not sure.

Vote Result

Related story: Animal tests 'key' to brain disease cures

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Follow the Taranaki Daily News on Twitter

Get Taranaki's frequent news and sport updates

TDN North Taranaki Midweek

The North Taranaki Midweek's online

Get your mid week news fix

TDN South Taranaki Star

South Taranaki Star online

Get your South Taranaki news online