Greyhound starved to death in a Scottish police station

The BBC is reporting a story about a greyhound that was left to starve to death for ten days in a Scottish police station as an incompetent officer failed to log its details and pass on the information of its presence. Instead, it was placed in a holding kennel without food or exercise and was only discovered when staff complained about a dreadful smell.

What's worse, greyhounds, being so placid and gentle animals, do not really bark so this dog would have suffered in silence. I love greyhounds. This story has put me in a sad mood for the day. Thankfully, Lothian and Borders Police said an investigation had been launched into the "tragic" human error, which could result in disciplinary action.

2 comments:

David Allen said...

...and we wonder why so many PEOPLE seem to dies in police custody... Perhaps ti really is accident rather than design....

Norfolk Blogger said...

I am not an animal lover (well, I like eating meat but that doesn't count), but this story is horrific and appalling.