Seized Irish Mix Breeds Returned to Guardian

 |  Jan 19th 2008  |   3 Contributions


Here's a perfect example of why Breed Specific Legislation doesn't work. Someone thought these dogs were pit pulls so they pulled them away from a lovely senior citizen who loves and cares for them. If this isn't another version of unfair discrimination I don't know what is!

And why did it take a year to figure out these dogs are peaceful and non-threatening?

Thanks to BBC News for this article.

Seized pet dogs back with owner

Two dogs saved from a destruction order by a magistrate earlier this week have been returned to their owner in east Belfast.

Mongrels Roxy and Hooch spent the last year in a dog pound, because it was thought they were pit bulls.

The animals were seized by Belfast City Council last January after a report that their owner, 64-year-old Irene Chambers, kept dangerous dogs.

However, on Wednesday a magistrate accepted the dogs were mongrels.

Dismissing the charges he said the dogs were owned by a "loving and caring lady".

Mrs Chambers cried when the ruling was made.

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