Woman, 36, who verbally abused dog owner after he was mauled by XL Bully just two weeks after the same crazed beast killed another dog sobs as she’s jailed for four months

  • Jade O’Brien told the owner of the dog that died: ‘It’s not my f****** fault’ 

A woman has been sentenced to four months in prison after a XL bully mauled a dog owner and killed another dog in two horrifying attacks just two weeks apart.

Jade O’Brien also verbally abused the owner of the dog that died, telling him: ‘It’s not my f****** fault.’

O’Brien, 36, was looking after the XL bully, called Narla, for her ex-partner at the time of the attacks, which both happened near the home they shared in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport.

Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how a woman was walking her one-year-old spaniel with her two children in July 2021 when she spotted a large grey dog running down O’Brien’s driveway.

The woman was so worried she grabbed her spaniel, but the dog then attacked her instead.

Jade O’Brien (pictured) verbally abused the owner of the dog that died, telling him: ‘It’s not my f****** fault’

O’Brien, 36, was looking after the XL bully, called Narla (pictured), for her ex-partner at the time of the attacks, which both happened near the home they shared in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport

Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how a woman was walking her one-year-old spaniel with her two children in July 2021 when she spotted a large grey dog running down O’Brien’s driveway

Nick Smart, prosecuting, said the animal ‘began jumping up in an attempt to get to the dog she was carrying in her arms’.

The woman was backed into a hedge and shouted for help, Mr Smart said, and was bitten on the forearm.

Fortunately, she managed to get Narla off her but she was left with serious injuries to her arms and legs and scars and claw marks that were ‘still visible six months later’.

In the second attack, two weeks later, a teenage girl was walking her small, white dog near O’Brien’s home when it was mauled by the XL bully.

She was so scared, the court heard, she ‘ran off believing the dog was going to attack her’.

The white dog was badly injured with flesh ripped from its hind leg and the girl had to telephone her dad to rush it to the vets.

But the dog couldn’t be saved and when the man told O’Brien what had happened and Narla was to blame she told him: ‘It’s not my f****** fault. F*** off dickhead.’

In a victim impact statement, the man said the loss of his family’s dog had left his daughter ‘traumatised’ and she had suffered sleep problems and ‘night tremors’ as a result.

Everyday tasks had become difficult for all of them, he added.

The white dog couldn’t be saved and when the man told O’Brien (pictured) what had happened and Narla was to blame she told him: ‘It’s not my f****** fault. F*** off dickhead’

The court heard that O’Brien has eight previous convictions for battery, excess alcohol and criminal damage

The court heard that O’Brien has eight previous convictions for battery, excess alcohol and criminal damage.

She was also banned from keeping dogs for three years in March after she failed to get treatment for her a puppy’s wounds leaving it in agony – instead asking her gardener for help.

The six-month-old XL bully-type breed called Babyface developed infected stitch wounds after undergoing an ear cropping procedure, which is illegal in the UK.

O’Brien, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, had previously pleaded guilty to two charges of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and one charge of using threatening/abusive/insulting words or behaviour.

Jonathan Condor, defending, told the court that Narla wasn’t her dog and its owner, O’Brien’s ex partner, was currently on remand in prison for allegedly assaulting her.

He said O’Brien had been the victim of domestic abuse and had also suffered a stroke in 2018 but she accepted she was responsible for the two attacks.

O’Brien, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, had previously pleaded guilty to two charges of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and one charge of using threatening/abusive/insulting words or behaviour

Mr Condor said other dogs had been brought to her address at the time and ‘she did feel a certain degree of pressure to go along with what he [her ex] was saying’.

He described O’Brien as a ‘dog lover’ who had been left ‘shocked’ by the attack on the girl’s dog, saying she ‘strongly opposed’ Narla’s destruction.

Mr Condor said that she had been working with probation services since being handed the banning order, adding: ‘She needs to settle down and get a clean start’.

District judge Thomas Mitchell said he had considered O’Brien’s circumstances and that she had ‘to some extent been imposed upon’ by her ex and wasn’t the ‘best person’ to look after dogs.

Jailing a sobbing O’Brien for four months, he said it was a serious case’ that could only be dealt with by immediate custody.

He also banned her from owing dogs for five years, handed her a £154 victim surcharge and made a destruction order for Narla

Source: Read Full Article