Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Blind man has guide dog taken away after punching it in the face


A blind man has become one of the first in the UK to have his guide dog taken away from him after being caught punching it in the face. The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association took action against the unnamed man after complaints he shouted abuse and punched the black Labrador near a public park. 


The partially-sighted attacker and his partner were playing fetch with the guide dog and his other black Labrador at around noon on July 9. The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association took action against the unnamed man after complaints he shouted abuse and punched the black Labrador near a public park.

The man, from Blackburn, Lancashire, told one of the dogs to fetch the tennis ball, which was being thrown by his wife, and he told the other dog to stay – but instead, they both went to fetch the ball, witnesses said. One witness said the man, who was wearing sunglasses, started shouting abuse at the guide dog before hitting it in the face with his fist ‘at least 10 times’ before dragging the dog into the back of his car.


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