Couple’s grateful thanks

AN ARBROATH couple have expressed their thanks for the support they received in the wake of a savage attack which claimed the life of their dog.

We reported on the story of Jackie and Jim Stewart, whose pet Papillon Holly was mauled by a Staffordshire bull terrier in their own Sidlaw Avenue backyard, last month.

Mrs Stewart suffered puncture wounds to her hands while attempting to rescue their beloved pet. Ultimately, Holly (13), was put down by the attending vet due to the extent of the injuries suffered.

The couple wished to extend their gratitude for all the support given. Mrs Stewart said: “We would like to thank Ian Robb, chairman of Help for Abandoned Animals, our family, friends and neighbours.

“Also, the Abbey Veterinary Clinic, Tayside Police, Gail Hill, media liaison officer, Noela for organising the petition and to all those who signed it.

“In addition, we thank everyone who sent flowers and cards, made ‘phone calls or visited, for their overwhelming support we have had following the absolutely horrific death of our much beloved pet Papillon, Holly.”

Last week Tayside Police confirmed that a 27-year-old man had been charged in connection with the incident.