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Inverness dog walkers urged to be on their guard after alleged attack on pet Labrador

By Ian Duncan

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Picture of the woman who allegedly attacked a pet dog in Smithton.
Picture of the woman who allegedly attacked a pet dog in Smithton.

A SMITHTON woman is urging other dog walkers to be vigilant after she claimed her pet was the victim of an unprovoked attack by an older woman armed with a stick.

The alleged incident was around 10.45am today when Ami Smith was walking two dogs and had her 10-week-old baby with her.

She was in the Resaurie Gardens area when she claims the woman walked up from behind and started beating Reggie her black Labrador.

"I was walking along the road and suddenly realised there was someone behind us," she said. "She started hitting Reggie with a stick."

Mrs Smith said the woman claimed Reggie, who was off the lead at the time, was out of control and added: "He is always so placid – he wasn't barking or jumping or anything like that."

She said when she asked her why she was attacking her dog the woman just hurried away from the scene.

When she spoke to the Courier, she said she had reported the matter to the police but was waiting to speak with officers.

She posted this picture of the alleged attacker on an Inverness Facebook group to raise awareness.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Police Scotland on the 101 non-emergency number.

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