Letter of the week: What do the professionals say about decision to shoot Hartlepool dog?

The aged dog left tied to a tie in Hartlepool last month.
The aged dog left tied to a tie in Hartlepool last month.

Regarding the article, 80% of readers say police were wrong to shoot dog tied to tree (Mail, January 23), yet again the police are being seen as the bad boys.

Consultation was made apparently with a number of veterinary professionals, the RSPCA and a re-homing charity.

It would be nice to hear from any of these professionals to verify the police’s decision to shoot the dog.

K Stafford,
West View Road,
Hartlepool.

Also read: Readers say police were wrong to shoot dog tied to tree

Last week's Letter of the week: Praise for a Hartlepool hero