Dog owner gets three weeks for taking dog to hospital

Dog owner Tom Laidlaw was sentenced to three weeks in jail for taking his dog to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a fit of pique last year.

He pleaded guilty to an offence under the Animal Welfare Act.

The incident took place on November 12 last year at the Royal Darwin Hospital in South Australia’s Pilbara.

Laidlaw’s dog, Jack, had a serious injury to his neck.

Doctors said he would have been in a very bad condition and it was likely he would not survive.

Jack’s owner, Sarah Prentice, said she was shocked and upset when she found out about the incident and had no intention of ever returning to the hospital.

“It’s not good enough to get the dog out of a hospital, it’s just not,” she said.

She said she believed Laidwax had not been informed that the dog was a pit bull.

Mr Laidhaws mother said he was proud of his dog and he was never going to go back to the same hospital.

“It will never be the same.

I’m just so happy it has been sorted out,” she told ABC Radio Adelaide.

Prentice said she did not want to see Laidaws dog in the hands of the public again.

But she said Laidlaws actions should be taken with “a lot of care”.

“I think the dogs owner is going to have to work hard to make it right.”

I would encourage them to be careful with their pets, that sort of thing.

“The dog’s owner was in the hospital with a broken jaw and fractured skull.

Police say Laidhauls behaviour towards Jack, which was captured on a mobile phone, was not considered aggressive. “

[Laidhuls] is a good dog and I don’t see how that happened, it was just a freak accident,” she added.

Police say Laidhauls behaviour towards Jack, which was captured on a mobile phone, was not considered aggressive.

Officers were able to identify Jack as a pit-bull mix and the animal was put down.

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