Family's £300 bill after 'big softy' dog chews through front door

Japanese Akita Angel was spotted with her head poking through a hole where the letterbox once was.

A family was left with a £300 bill after their “softy” dog chewed through their letterbox and front door when he was left in himself for 30 minutes.

Japanese Akita cross Angel went viral across social media when stunned locals snapped the pooch popping its head through the middle of a chewed door on Croftangry Road, Kelty, Fife on Thursday morning.

The four-year-old dog was left at home, alongside his brother and sister, when his family nipped out for 30 minutes to drop the children off at nursery.

Suzanne revealed her son got a call from a passer-by who informed him “your dog is chewing his way through the door”.

The family has been left with a £300 bill. Fife Jammers via Supplied

She told STV News: “It was Thursday morning. We went out to drop the kids off and left the dog in for half and hour.

“He started at the letterbox, ripped that out, and got to work on the rest of the door.

‘I think the postman walked by but avoided going to the door.’

Angel’s owner Suzanne

“People walking by contacted my son and said your dog is chewing his way through your door.

“When my son got round he was actually just sitting on the floor. He had tired himself out.

Angel (L) has a brother (Demon) and sister (Bear). Suzanne Connelly via Supplied

“He just missed his mummy.

“I think the postman walked by but avoided going to the door.”

Suzanne has revealed that animal welfare came out to check on the animal, who left after finding out he was just a “naughty dog”.

The family has now been left with a £300 bill for a replacement door but have said that they “love him too much” to punish the pooch.

Suzanne added: “He’s just a big softy.

“Sometimes he chews through things, such as toys. But he’s never done anything like that before.

“Initially we were worried if the dog had hurt himself.

“Animal welfare came out to check over him, but they left after they realised he came from a loving home. The woman actually just called him a naughty dog.

“We all just love him so much so we can’t punish him for that. Even if it is going to cost us £300 for a new door. We’re just laughing about it really.

“He looks scary, being a big dog. Some people were frightened, but if he had got out he would have just licked them to death.

“We’ll probably just take him with us next time.”

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