Seized Irish Mix Breeds Returned to Guardian
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.