The Canberra Times reports that the reign of terror of Stripe and Kayla (Staffie-Shepherd crosses) in South Canberra is coming to a sad end as the long sleep beckons:
Mira and Aaron Sarlija last week lost their second appeal against a decision not to issue them dangerous dog licences for their beloved Stripe and Kayla. The seven-year-old Staffordshire German-Shepherd crosses were linked to the deaths of four animals – three cats and a dog – in Fisher in the space of three months.
The decision paves the way for Domestic Animal Services to put the pair down. But they remain in the care of authorities, as their owners have several weeks to lodge an appeal in the ACT Supreme Court.
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When the senior member upheld the decision not to issue a licence, Mira Sarlija launched into an abusive tirade, threatening to ”burn down the houses and smash the cars” of the people who complained.
Ms Lennard said her outburst was unacceptable and ”served only to underline and confirm [the tribunal’s] assessment of her reliability”.
A keen eyed reader has pointed out that Aaron Sarlija is no stranger to the courts.