Jade Lomas Anderson's parents back new danger dogs campaign
12:05pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
THE parents of a teenager mauled to death by a pack of dogs in Atherton are backing a new campaign to reduce the risk of similar attacks.
Jade Lomas Anderson, 14, died after she was attacked by two bull mastiffs and two Staffordshire bull terriers as she visited a friend’s home in March.
Jade’s Campaign will be launched this week with a series of community events organised by Wigan Council Since Jade’s death, her mum Shirley Anderson, and stepfather Michael, have led a high-profile campaign calling for tougher sentences for owners whose dogs attack people.
Mr Anderson said: “The message we want people to understand is that if a dog isn’t cared for properly they can potentially become dangerous.
“We think this could be significantly reduced if people took better care of their dogs.”
He added: “We want to help them by offering advice and support.
“We’re also hoping to encourage members of the public to come forward if they think an owner is mistreating a dog or a dog is becoming dangerous. This information could be vital in preventing further attacks.”
Last week the owner of the dogs that attacked Jade was charged with animal cruelty offences.
Beverley Concannon, 45, of Almond Grove, Worsley Hall, Wigan, has been charged with three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
She will appear at Wigan Magistrates’ Court on October 1.
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