A dog that bit someone trying to pat him has been destroyed, Stuff reports, after the Auckland Council appealed a decision to let him live. The sentencing judge said: “The complainant entered an enclosed area which was Zeus’ private space… I consider the complainant’s actions in leaning down towards the dog caused alarm.” However, the Auckland Council appealed the decision, stating there were no “exceptional circumstances” in Zeus’ case. His owner said she was “heartbroken” and felt New Zealand’s dog laws needed to be changed.