Cat dies during dogs’ rampage

Bond Street Staveley.
Bond Street Staveley.

A neighbourhood was terrorised by a woman’s two dangerous dogs after they killed a cat and chased a resident into her home.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday, May 6, how Beverley Pugh, of Bond Street, Staveley, had been getting her children ready for school when her Staffordshire bull terrier Bob and Rottweiler Roxy got loose.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Mahon said: “A resident on Clarendon Road heard dogs barking and opened her door so one of her cats could run in. However, the smaller of the two dogs got her cat Felix in its mouth and was shaking it. The bigger Rottweiler turned and as she tried to help Felix the Rottweiler chased her into the house and she shut the door but it got into her porch. She said she was terrified.”

The court heard how both dogs moved on to Springwell Park Drive and caused chaos as another resident was walking her son to school and had to stand between the dogs and her son and another parent said the dogs had had a go at her daughter.

Mrs Allsop also added the dogs were causing traffic to stop. Police discovered Pugh’s home had an insecure fence and she said the rear door was insecure and had a chain but the dogs must have escaped.

Pugh pleaded guilty to two counts of being the owner of a dangerous, out of control dog and two counts of allowing a dog to enter a public place. John Wilford, defending, said there had been no previous incidents, the door has been fixed and the dogs are now kept inside. He said Pugh had been getting her children ready when the dogs escaped. The case was adjourned for sentencing on May 9.