Save Bailey From Being Euthanised
  • Petitioned The Judge at Baileys Appeal

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The Judge at Baileys Appeal

Save Bailey From Being Euthanised

    1. j rutherford
    2. Petition by

      j rutherford

      xxxxxxxxxxx, United Kingdom

Please ask the Judge to give Bailey a reprieve. Bailey is a 12 year old arthritic lurcher cross who has about a year to live. He has been offered a new home as was stipulated in the first ruling. The next judge changed his mind and has said Bailey must be destroyed. He has been sentenced to die under the Dangerous Dog Act because his owner has been irresponsible.

His current owner is a vulnerable adult with learning difficulties and an alcohol problem. Bailey thought it was his job to look after her when she was in a vulnerable state and had been drinking. On two occasions he protected her when he thought she was at risk. This surmounted to him nipping people on two occasions on one of these occasions he was wearing a muzzle that was damaged. After the first incidence Bailey was put on an order to be muzzled and on a lead at all times. Because his owner failed to adhere to the order he nipped a second person and was removed later by the police. During his removal from the house when his owner was not there he showed no aggression toward the police and did not resist arrest.

Bailey is currently in police kennels and had been found a rescue space with an elderly responsible couple away from his owner.  This sadly fell through and now Lurcher SOS have offered to take Bailey on.  They are prepared to do whatever the judge says to save him and let him have a final year of life without him worrying about protecting his vulnerable owner. Bailey is an old man and he is crippled with arthritis, he cannot walk far at all. He has been sentenced to a destruction order and this is going to final appeal in July 2012 although we are still waiting for a court date. Please will you sign the petition to ask the Judge to let Bailey live and let him go to his new home where he can eventually die in peace?

Bailey has been in kennels since January and his health is deteriorating. He is not in good shape, he is just an old dog. He has passed all his behavioural tests with both the police and the behaviourist.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Rest in Peace Bailey

      j rutherford
      Petition Organizer

      Bailey went to the Bridge this morning may he rest in peace. Thank you everyone that signed his petition.

    2. Reached 17,500 signatures
    3. Baileys recent court date

      j rutherford
      Petition Organizer

      At his recent court hearing Roger Mugford was in China. The Barrister feels it would be better if he was present for the court case. Additionally some files belonging to the Prosecution were lost by the courier company. So at 1 pm on the 12.10.12 Prosecution and Defence asked the Judge for an adjournment. The date for the new appeal is December 13 2012. Lurcher SOS went to court to support Bailey and they will be there for the next court hearing. Thank you everyone for your patience and support.

    4. Reached 15,000 signatures
    5. Bailey will be in court on the 12th of October 2012

      j rutherford
      Petition Organizer

      His case will be held at Snaresbrook Crown Court 75 Hollybush Hill, Snaresbrook, London, E11 1QW. 12.10.12. Thank you for your support on behalf of Bailey. I will not close the petition until we know the outcome.

    6. Reached 12,500 signatures
    7. Bailey has a new home offered if he is released by the Judge

      j rutherford
      Petition Organizer

      Lurcher SOS have made a pledge to take Bailey if the Judge allows him to be released on appeal. Here is the link to Lurcher SOS who have offered to take him.

    8. FB page for Bailey

      j rutherford
      Petition Organizer

      here is the FB page for Bailey

    9. The home that was going to take Bailey has fallen through.

      j rutherford
      Petition Organizer

      The home that was going to take Bailey has fallen through due to unforceen circumstances. I am now looking for a new home for Bailey if he is released and not destroyed. All enquiries will be taken seriously. The home must have no children and will need to adhere to strict regulations if he is released. Please mail me if you live in the UK and think you could help him.

    10. Reached 10,000 signatures
    11. still waiting for an update for a court date for baily

      j rutherford
      Petition Organizer

      thank you so much for all your support :)

    12. Reached 6,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • jacqueline brandao PONT DE METZ, FRANCE
      • over 1 year ago

      you mean that Bailey died? poor little father.

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    • Marcie Newman-Perskin FLUSHING, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      In the name of Lennox, I despise this Judge and his ruling. To Baileys family I sent profound and sad condolences . He is on the Bridge awaiting your return ==Peace

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    • Dina Jade Rigas PANORAMA CITY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is horrible. He was protecting his owner...dogs get put down for protecting people but if someone were to attack our wife or kid we are allowed to protect them at what ever cost? Why don't animals have the same rights as humans?

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    • Olivia Booth NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I had signed the petition, and I am heartbroken that the judge is obviously a cold, hateful person. Bailey is dead of UNNATURAL causes for NO reason. This dog was a victim, as are ALL dogs that have been savagely taken from their loving owners or evil people that have made them fight, or just ignorant people. It is a crime against nature to kill any animal that is trying to protect their people. The court system is just stupid to ever do this. Bailey was murdered by rotten, corrupt people in a broken "justice " system. Vile.

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    • barbara ann rickus HICKSVILLE, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      SHAME ON ALL INVOLVED!!!!! all the human race does is kill-kill INNOCENT ANIMALS-Karma to all involved

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