Killer dog owner behind bars after walking another dog months after being banned

Warrington Guardian: David Savage David Savage

A KILLER dog owner is behind bars after walking a large, white dog months after being banned from keeping them for 10 years.

David Savage, aged 45, was handed a suspended sentence last year after his Staffordshire Bull Terrier George decapitated fluffy family pet Elvis in what was described as a ‘horrific’ attack.

Pictures of Susan Campbell, who was walking George at the time and received a five-year banning order, covered in blood went viral after the incident in August last year.

But the owners of savaged pup Elvis have now said they were disgusted to hear Savage had been spotted walking another dog and that the animal has been allowed to remain at the house on Thelwall Lane where Campbell and Savage live because they have claimed a third person owns it.

Mum-of-three Gemma Antell added: “For an even bigger dog to be allowed to stay in that environment is like a timebomb.

“We’re pleased the court has taken this seriously but our main priority is that dog is still in that house because of a ridiculous loophole.

“It’s not fair on the dog and it should be removed and given to a loving home.

“If it’s brought up in the same environment then the same thing will happen again but next time it could be a child.”

The family were tipped off by friends in the Latchford area Savage had been seen with another dog and immediately contacted the police.

He was arrested by officers on Sunday walking the dog and jailed for four weeks at Halton Magistrates Court on Monday for breaching his suspended sentence.

Gemma, who has since replaced Elvis with a cross pomeranian and chihuahua called Presley, added: “I’m so scared of walking the dog now and feel nervous all the time.

“I really don’t want to see another victim of a dog attack and if they’re spotted again walking a dog we’re just going to keep ringing the police until they get the message.

“I feel like people and pets aren’t safe because they are not responsible for a dog and I’ve experienced the worst possible outcome.”

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12:05pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Jimbo6024 says...

Why was this man only banned from keeping dogs for ten years? After ten years we will be back to square one! He and anyone in his household should be banned from keeping any animals for life.
Why was this man only banned from keeping dogs for ten years? After ten years we will be back to square one! He and anyone in his household should be banned from keeping any animals for life. Jimbo6024
  • Score: 35

1:49pm Thu 19 Jun 14

J H Wise says...

When is the law going to sit up and take notice,, this man should be banned for life of owning any animals.
and if he breaches this order he should be imprisoned ASAP.
When is the law going to sit up and take notice,, this man should be banned for life of owning any animals. and if he breaches this order he should be imprisoned ASAP. J H Wise
  • Score: 24

4:33pm Thu 19 Jun 14

gordon holt says...

not only should he be banned for life but jailed for much longer than four weeks, he will be out in 7 days, people like him think they are above the law
not only should he be banned for life but jailed for much longer than four weeks, he will be out in 7 days, people like him think they are above the law gordon holt
  • Score: 20

4:52pm Thu 19 Jun 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Well at least while he is in jail he will get a detox cos this guy is obviously on something look at his eyes. Guys like this think they are big men cos they got a dog like that when in fact they are just little scroats with out the dog. Enjoy your holiday numb skull.
Well at least while he is in jail he will get a detox cos this guy is obviously on something look at his eyes. Guys like this think they are big men cos they got a dog like that when in fact they are just little scroats with out the dog. Enjoy your holiday numb skull. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 20

6:53pm Thu 19 Jun 14

kenny kemp says...

J H Wise wrote:
When is the law going to sit up and take notice,, this man should be banned for life of owning any animals.
and if he breaches this order he should be imprisoned ASAP.
Halton Magistrates Court :
September 2013 gave Savage a 10 year and banned for owing Dogs, he was
also Sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.
He got 4 weeks, yet he breached that was place in September which was not added on.? "WHY" he will be out for WALKING DAY the law's one big joke.
[quote][p][bold]J H Wise[/bold] wrote: When is the law going to sit up and take notice,, this man should be banned for life of owning any animals. and if he breaches this order he should be imprisoned ASAP.[/p][/quote]Halton Magistrates Court : September 2013 gave Savage a 10 year and banned for owing Dogs, he was also Sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months. He got 4 weeks, yet he breached that was place in September which was not added on.? "WHY" he will be out for WALKING DAY the law's one big joke. kenny kemp
  • Score: 17

6:49pm Sat 21 Jun 14

mom2cairns says...

Yes, by ordinary law, he's violated the terms of his probation which should be violated and he needs to return to jail/prison to serve out the remainer of the term. All this does is REINFORCE his anti-social behavior. No one is getting any benefit from his flaunting the law.

It IS, however, another 'evidence point', that these people who own and deliberately CHOOSE these dogs are true SOCIOPATHS, some border on and without intervention become psychopaths. If one believes that institutions are ones of 'correction' then this case is not being handled properly.... no 'correction' obviously took place. (yes, I've taught in juvenile corrections and in schools for severely emotionally disturbed so I've seen this sort of behavior pattern too often... few ever end happily) So it depends on the community how they want to insure their safety and deal with deviant behaviours.
Yes, by ordinary law, he's violated the terms of his probation which should be violated and he needs to return to jail/prison to serve out the remainer of the term. All this does is REINFORCE his anti-social behavior. No one is getting any benefit from his flaunting the law. It IS, however, another 'evidence point', that these people who own and deliberately CHOOSE these dogs are true SOCIOPATHS, some border on and without intervention become psychopaths. If one believes that institutions are ones of 'correction' then this case is not being handled properly.... no 'correction' obviously took place. (yes, I've taught in juvenile corrections and in schools for severely emotionally disturbed so I've seen this sort of behavior pattern too often... few ever end happily) So it depends on the community how they want to insure their safety and deal with deviant behaviours. mom2cairns
  • Score: 2

10:34pm Sat 28 Jun 14

blitz2013 says...

pick us that soap up david you horrible little man h m p walton. lol
pick us that soap up david you horrible little man h m p walton. lol blitz2013
  • Score: 0

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