Dog broke woman's wrist and mauled her Yorkshire terrier to death

Zuko attacked Agnes Donaldson and killed her Yorkshire terrier in Glasgow's Castlemilk on May 1, 2023.

XL bulldog broke woman’s wrist and mauled her Yorkshire terrier to death in Castlemilk Website

A dog pounced on a woman and broke her wrist before mauling her pet to death.

Gary Mulligan’s XL bulldog Zuko attacked Agnes Donaldson and killed her Yorkshire terrier in Glasgow’s Castlemilk on May 1, 2023.

Zuko leapt on Ms Donaldson, who fell to the ground and landed on her wrist.

The dog then latched onto her pet, grasping it in his jaw and shaking it violently. The Yorkshire terrier suffered puncture wounds to the kidney and later died.

Ms Donaldson’s wrist was broken in two places, and required to have a metal plate inserted.

Mulligan, 28, of Castlemilk, arrived at the scene at speed in a car and claimed someone had left the door open, letting Zuko get out.

He pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control.

Mulligan’s previous convictions include assaulting a man after an Old Firm game at the Glencairn Social Club in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, in 2018.

He got into an argument and a scuffle with Jack McIntyre which escalated outside the bar.

Mulligan’s friend Josh Jaconelli then kicked Mr McIntyre to the ground then struck him to the chest which left him unconscious for ten minutes.

The court heard Ms Donaldson was walking in the area with her two-year-old great niece and her four-year old dog.

Zuko – described as large with a heavy muscular build – was spotted unsupervised in the distance.

Ms Donaldson felt intimidated and decided to walk away.

Prosecutor Katie Bell said: “The large dog started running towards the witness Donaldsons dog.

“Agnes attempted to pick her dog up to protect it but the large dog jumped up her causing her to fall and she landed on her wrist.

“When she fell, Donaldson dropped her dog and the large dog was able to get to it and immediately started biting at it, grasping it in its jaw and shaking it violently.”

Attempts were made to get Zuko to lose its grip but it was to no avail.

The attack only stopped after Zuko spotted another smaller dog and went after it.

Ms Donaldson’s dog was taken to the vet, while a witness who stayed behind noticed Mulligan arrive in a car, identified as Zuko’s owner.

Ms Donaldson was later told by the vet that her dog had succumbed to its injuries and died.

Mulligan was traced in the meantime, and told officers: “My dog got out today, someone left the close door open.”

Zuko was later put down on medical grounds as he suffered from a breathing condition.

It was reported that Ms Donaldson had suffered a broken wrist in two places which required metal plate surgery and required her to wear a medical brace.

Sentence was deferred pending background reports by Sheriff John McCormick.

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