Mercy plea for dog on death row
A FINAL attempt to save Molly the dog on death row has been made in the form of a letter sent to Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger appealing for clemency.
The great dane was impounded in March last year after being found at the scene of a fatal sheep attack at Glendyne Farm.
Molly’s co-accused was destroyed soon afterwards, but Molly’s owner, Aunty Frances Gala of Scrub Hill, has been appealing her death sentence ever since.
Yesterday Ms Gala said her team from the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Legal Service had exhausted all avenues in their efforts to save the great dane and hoped the mayor would be lenient.
She said she and her family had visited Molly yesterday.
“She went absolutely berserk when she saw us,” Ms Gala said.
“But we couldn’t go in – the poor darling.”
The letter, which was hand-delivered to the council and faxed to the mayor’s office last Friday outlines Ms Gala’s case.
It is believed to include the argument that evidence against Molly was circumstantial and that her age and model behaviour since being incarcerated should encourage Cr Kruger to consider using his authority to have her freed.
Ms Gala also offered alternative accommodation for Molly which complied with dangerous-dog regulations. Three appeals have been unsuccessful.
Yesterday Cr Kruger said he was yet to receive the letter.