Long lead blamed for Holly’s death

ON Saturday May 15, 2010, at about 5pm, our little 14-year-old Papillon was torn to pieces in my arms by an enormous black Russian Terrier, which was literally at the end of its tether, in the hands of a teenage girl, who kept screaming “I’m sorry, I’m sorry!”

Holly died a month later under the surgeon’s knife, and at a cost of £1,200! No recompense, no apprehending of the guilty party, despite help from the police and the dog warden.

Her death has left a yawning gap in our lives, and I blame that long lead as much as anything (Graham Webb’s letter, Herald January 13).


Hill Road