Bill wants justice on death of his dog

BILL Duguid's dog Bob spent the night convulsing in utter agony before dying early yesterday morning.

The dog was baited and poisoned and Mr Duguid is beside himself with grief.

"It's like losing a son or good friend,'' said the 63-year-old owner of the Fitzroy Hotel.

"This is the first time anything like this has ever happened to me.''

His dog, a pitbull-cross, was only two-years-old when it was killed. After the attack, Mr Duguid said he would not own another pet again.

"I've already gone through enough pain losing him,'' he said. "It's too much for me.''

Although Mr Duguid is unsure how the dog was baited, he said he later found chicken chunks around his property.

"It was probably someone I threw out of the bar and has a grudge with me,'' he said.

Mr Duguid said he wants revenge for his dog's death.

"The police are investigating it but I don't think there is much they can do,'' he said.

"It's hard to find these kind of people.''

The Fitzroy Hotel is located in a residential area on East Street.

Many of the residences in the area own dogs.

One neighbour, who lives beside the hotel, said she will keep a close eye on her dog from now on.

"He doesn't get out much now anyway,'' Rita Treka said.

"But something like this certainly is a cause for alarm.''

Anyone with any information about the baiting please ring Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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