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‘No-one to blame’ for dog attack on kennel worker


NO-ONE WAS to blame for a savage dog attack that left a kennel worker with one arm amputated, an inquiry has found.

No one to blameMandy Peynado was badly injured in the attack by a rescued Rottweiler at the Knightwood Kennels near Salisbury, Wiltshire, in December 2007. Both her arms were badly bitten and her left arm was so badly injured that it had to be amputated.

Salisbury District Council said its environment health team had carried out a thorough investigation and concluded the incident was an accident.

The dog, a Rottweiler, had been picked up as a stray by New Forest District Council six weeks earlier and had not shown any signs of aggression.

The kennel's owner Judith Wykeham said it would have been treated differently if she had known it had a troubled background.

‘Apparently there was a history with the owner who abandoned the dog and the police are investigating,’ she said. Wiltshire Police later destroyed the dog.