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Owner of drunk puppy banned

2012-01-05 14:05

London - A British court has barred a man from having a dog for three years after his Labrador puppy was discovered drunk.

Matthew Cox had been drinking vodka and coke with his roommate on August 22 when he left his glass on the floor to go for a smoke.

He returned to find that his 6-month-old dog, Max, had swallowed the booze. But he left the animal at home, and prosecutor Maria Moore told Nottingham Magistrate's Court in central England that the puppy was later spotted staggering and falling over near Cox's home.

Police were called and took the dog to an emergency vet, where it was put on a drip to flush the alcohol out of its system.

Magistrate JA Smith on Wednesday called the incident "downright stupid".

The puppy has since been given a new home.

Comments
  • StarStruck - 2012-01-05 14:43

    Vodka is not for puppies Mr.Cox. It should be considered hazardous to humans too because it makes people stupid. It contains far too many chemicals that in a nutshell = kills brain cells!!

      Alva - 2012-01-05 14:53

      So right! Some people are just too irresponsible to own animals!

      Squeegee - 2012-01-05 18:28

      Rather put him down - the owner that is... or perhaps the idiot judge...

  • Thando - 2012-01-05 14:53

    Labradors are the best dogs. I simply love them

  • Mr C - 2012-01-05 14:58

    what a dumb article! lol, is there really NOTHING else to take up space?

      Wall - 2012-01-05 21:10

      You saw the heading before you opened it and read it, AND spent time commenting on it. Don't complain.

      Mr C - 2012-01-06 09:46

      not a very lengthy article OR comment, so not much time wasted luckily. so pls Wall Fly, leave me to my moaning & go troll somewhere else

  • Jako - 2012-01-05 15:16

    and the overreaction of the year goes to....

      Mr C - 2012-01-05 16:23

      .....BRUCE! (a little further down the comment line lol!!!)

  • Johannes - 2012-01-05 15:16

    What a load of nonsens, so the dog got drunk, jeez man, in a world so totaly stuffed is a drunk puppy the thing we want to get excited about. A total waste of the justice systems time, a toal waste tax money and trully one of the most stupid cases I have ever heard of. Besides, (and this is to take the piss) drunk dogs are funny.

      Wall - 2012-01-05 21:11

      I don't think the problem was that the puppy drank the alcohol, but rather that he wasn't taken to a vet afterwards.

  • Bruce - 2012-01-05 15:43

    some people seem to think it is a joke to get an animal drunk. Say it was a young child?

      Mr C - 2012-01-05 16:23

      bit it wasn’t Bruce. It was a dog! He didn’t GET it drunk, he left his drink on the floor & the dog drank it, drama queen

      SublimeOwl - 2012-01-05 16:38

      @Bruce, did it mention that the owner put the concoction in the dog's bowl?? Labradors are notorious for chewing and drinking anything in their reach. You (and the judge) are overreacting to the animal's actions, not the owner's... Yes, maybe the owner should have had a warning for placing such in harm's way, but i do not read INTENT here...! Get a grip

  • Kim - 2012-01-05 16:30

    I'm really amazed at all the comments here. Once again, very few people read the article. The guy did not get the dog drunk. The dog stole the alcohol and got drunk all on its own. The owner's only fault was that he then left the dog to it's own vices instead of making sure it was ok.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-05 18:27

      Send the Lab to AA meetings.

  • Garth - 2012-01-05 16:38

    Okay, okay, okay! Stop the fvcken bus! My dog drinks my beer and gets drunk and I get canned for being irresponsible. And then every bleeding heart that has never killed a fly jumps up and down and screams blue-bloody-murder.What a bunch of useless hypocrites. Jaysus H Christus. What next: Warning Labels on bottles of alcohol - DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED, ON THE FLOOR, MIXED WITH COKE, WHEN YOUR PUPPY IS IN THE ROOM.

  • satanslord - 2012-01-05 18:21

    The dog was just chemically imbalanced.

  • barry.mcbride - 2012-01-05 19:04

    Absolut Slush Puppy anyone?

      satanslord - 2012-01-06 09:27

      Triple distilled.

  • Werner - 2012-01-06 07:51

    Innocent dogs are the real victims with the tobacco laws that prevent you to smoke inside where you can keep an eye on your dop.... Ban the tobacco laws!!!!!!

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