A ferocious Akita Husky dog hospitalised its owner’s elderly brother after it went into ‘killer mode’ and launched a vicious attack.
Judith Carling, the dog’s owner, has avoided jail after the violent animal mauled the 77-year-old in her home.
The horrific injuries to his hand and arm required him to spend three days in hospital.
Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard Carling was looking after her grandson’s dog while he was away working on September 27 last year and was visited by her brother.
Lisa Down, prosecuting, said that the elderly victim was attacked as