Star , Issue 6413, 5 December 1888, Page 3
This Dat. (Before J. G. Garforth and J. F. Fyfe, Esqa.) KEEPING A Dangbkot/s Dog. Peter Coote was charged on the information ox Captain H. M'Lellan with keeping a dangerous dog. From the evidence it appeared that the dog had bitten two of Captain M'Lellan's children. Dr G. A. Lewis gave evidence as to examining the wounds on the children. For the defence it was stated that the boys were in the habit of throwing stones at the dog and teasing it, and further that it was not a ferocious animal. Coote was fined 5s and 7s costs, and ordered to muzzle the dog forthwith •or it would be destroyed.