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Man banned from owning dogs after his puppy got drunk

Matthew Cox’s six-month-old Labrador puppy was seen staggering and falling near his home, a court heard.

File photo of a Labrador puppy, sober
File photo of a Labrador puppy, sober
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A COURT IN the UK has barred a man from having a dog for three years after his Labrador puppy was discovered drunk.

Matthew Cox had been drinking vodka and coke with his roommate on August 22 when he left his glass on the floor to go for a smoke.

He returned to find that his six-month-old dog, Max, had swallowed the booze. But he left the animal at home, and prosecutor Maria Moore told Nottingham Magistrate’s Court in central England that the puppy was later spotted staggering and falling over near Cox’s home.

Police were called and took the dog to an emergency vet, where it was put on a drip to flush the alcohol out of its system.

Magistrate JA Smith on Wednesday called the incident “downright stupid.”

The puppy has since been given a new home.

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