Molly won't die alone
MOLLY, the Great Dane who’s been on council’s death row since March after being accused of mauling sheep at Glendyne school, will not die alone.
Molly’s owner Frances Gala, 68, said yesterday she was “still praying” that the pet she and her husband George had raised since it was a puppy would be pronounced innocent of the sheep attack.
“But if the lady who ran the Civil and Administrative Tribunal in Hervey Bay earlier this month does decide to give the go-ahead for Molly’s destruction, she will not die alone.
“Our five foster children George and I are raising want to be with her when she goes. I do too. We want to say goodbye to her and for her to know we all love her and we are there for her because we haven’t seen Molly since she was taken to the council’s pound in March.
“It would just be too distressing for Molly if we went to the pound because she’d want to come home with us. George bought Molly for $5 when she was the runt of a litter and nobody wanted her.”
Mrs Gala maintains Molly’s innocence: “I wouldn’t be fighting like this to save her if for one moment I thought she had taken part in that terrible attack on those poor sheep,” she said.
“She was there but there was no blood on her, she wasn’t next to the sheep and she didn’t growl when the dog catchers captured her and put her in their van.”
Mrs Gala said her foster children, who are 17, 15, 13, 12 and 9, were all fretting over Molly.
“They miss her very much. So do I. She is part of our family.”