x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Attack on puppy draws Dh1,000 fine

Briton is convicted of breaking into neighbour's yard and kicking dog, breaking its tooth.

DUBAI // A Briton was fined Dh1,000 this morning for kicking his neighbour's German shepherd puppy in the snout, breaking a tooth.

The 50-year-old DF, an engineer for a private company who lives in Mirdiff, admitted to consuming liquor without a license, for which he was also fined Dh1,000. He was also convicted of trespassing and fined Dh1,000.

About 9.30pm on November 8,  after drinking a few bottles of beer, DF climbed through a window into his Egyptian neighbour's backyard. Once there, he kicked the five-month-old dog, named Max, severely in the head.

KB, a 26-year-old clerk who lives with his sister and her husband, the dog's owners, heard the animal barking in pain and looked outside of the window to check on him. That is when he spotted DF kicking the animal.

Max was taken to a veterinarian at the European Veterinary Center, who said in his report that the dog's gums and left eye were bruised, and that Max was missing a temporary canine tooth because of an external physical trauma.

salamir@thenational.ae