Save Lennox, an aid/therapy dog to a disabled girl; being killed because he "looks like" a pit bull.
  • Petitioned Belfast City Council Dog Warden Department

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Save Lennox, an aid/therapy dog to a disabled girl; being killed because he "looks like" a pit bull.

    1. Desiree Gallardo
    2. Petition by

      Desiree Gallardo

      Queens, NY

****FINAL UPDATE: LENNOX WAS MURDERED JULY 11TH, 2012. HIS FAMILY NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE. REST IN PEACE LENNOX.

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST (BEFORE SIGNING THIS PETITION): 

EVERYONE, PLEASE SIGN the INTERNATIONAL PETITION that was started by Lennox's loved ones HERE: http://www.petitiononline.com/sl190510/petition.html  

My hope is for this petition at change.org to help gain hundreds if not thousands of signatures for Lennox's International petition.

*****Update: On June 13th, Lennox was sentenced to death. Family and supports are now trying to move Lennox to the United States to live out his life in peace, and not die at the hands of strangers. Please go to the following link to help, ONE LAST PUSH OF URGENT EMAILS NEEDED FOR A LENNOX MIRACLE: http://www.examiner.com/article/one-last-push-of-urgent-e-mails-needed-for-a-lennox-miracle   

***Update: A decision day was set for May 24th 2012, however no decision was made. Please continue to support Lennox, not just by signing and sharing his petition but by standing up for our pets and animals everywhere. 

**Update: On November 1st, Lennox was granted a reprieve (a loop hole was found). A decision is still left to be made.

**Update: On September, 30th, 2011, the court ruled sweet Lennox as too "unpredictable" and will be put down in 14 days. The family has two weeks to find a legal loop hole to try and save him. Supporters of Lennox are asking that Lennox be moved to the South (where the laws are different), so he can be spared and visit with his family. 

* Update: The date for Lennox's Appeal has been movied from September 16th to September 23rd 2011.

* Update: The date for Lennox's Appeal is September 16th, 2011. Let's come together and support Lennox!

On October 1st, 2011- Lennox will have been locked up for 500 days.

All following information is directly from: examiner.comhttp://www.examiner.com/celebrity-in-national/exclusive-ian-somerhalder-begs-for-life-of-lennox-the-therapy-dog

On May 19, 2010, Lennox the dog was seized from the home of Belfast resident Caroline Barnes after a Belfast City Council member labeled him as an "American pit bull type terrier" based on nothing more than a 20 second tape measure reading of his legs and muzzle. Barnes, who has an 11-year-old disabled daughter who relies on emotional support from Lennox, was hospitalized after the dog's seizure due to distress.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. REST IN PEACE LENNOX.

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      Run free over the rainbow bridge.

    2. Reached 5,000 signatures
    3. One last push of urgent e-mails needed for a Lennox miracle!

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      "The only people besides the Queen who have any authority to help Lennox at this point are the Northern Ireland Attorney General, John Larkin, and the Minister of Agriculture, Michelle O'Neil. The e-mail addresses for them are as follows:
      Minister of Agriculture, Michelle O'Neil: private.office@dardni.gov.uk
      Attorney General, John Larkin: contact@attorneygeneralni.gov.uk

      *The wording requested by the Lennox Campaign members for these e-mails can be found in the following link: http://www.examiner.com/article/one-last-push-of-urgent-e-mails-needed-for-a-lennox-miracle

      Please do this one final act to speak out for mercy for Lennox. He deserves to be allowed to move to the United States to live out his life in peace, and not die at the hands of strangers for no reason other than his looks."

    4. One last push of urgent e-mails needed for a Lennox miracle!

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      Please do this one final act to speak out for mercy for Lennox. He deserves to be allowed to move to the United States to live out his life in peace, and not die at the hands of strangers for no reason other than his looks.

    5. Reached 4,000 signatures
    6. EMAIL Lord Mayor of Belfast, N.Ireland: lordmayorsoffice@belfastcity.gov.uk

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      It was just brought to my attention that it is in Lennox's best interest (and his family's) to contact Lord Mayor of Belfast, Northern Ireland at lordmayorsoffice@belfastcity.gov.uk. The Lord Mayor is Gavin Robinson (not the previously Prime Minister of Ireland: Enda Kenny).

      Thank you Lennox Supporter Duncan Wright for sharing this information. And thank you everyone who has already sent emails and letters, continuing our fight for Lennox.

    7. Sentenced to die.

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Lennox supporters,
      It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I share with all of you that Lennox has once again been sentenced to die. This most recent, unfair and evil decision was made today. Lennox's family has asked for Lennox's supporters to remain strong during this difficult time. It is unclear whether the family will have a chance/be given a chance to appeal this ruling. Could EVERY ONE of you send an e-mail to Lord Mayor of Belfast, Northern Ireland at lordmayorsoffice@belfastcity.gov.uk
      Please, make your voices heard for Lennox. Choose wise and poignant words when emailing the Lord Mayor of Belfast. Express your anger willingly and clearly but in a way to help Lennox.
      Lennox's family has also asked that we light a candle and howl for Lennox all over the world. I further suggest that you take pictures of your candles and share them everywhere with hash tags #SaveLennox #LennoxArmy and #EndBSL. Do anything to help. I'm afraid we are running out of time.

    8. May 24th Hearing.

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      May 24th 2012 was stated to bring about a decision in the case, however it has not. Lennox has now been in captivity for two years. Thank you everyone who has signed. Please remember, sign the international petition!

    9. Reached 2,500 signatures
    10. UPDATE ON LENNOX

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      Hello Lennox Supporters,

      Lennox was granted a last minute reprieve. The family was able to find some type of loophole according to reports from earlier this month. A decision was supposed to be made by the 11th of November, however I have not heard of a final decision as of yet.

      Further, there are reports that Lennox might have been injured. It's infuriating the circumstances this dog is living in. It seems whomever is handling him might have caused or allowed an injury to his leg to occur. Lennox is also being denied basic veterinary services.

      Keep praying for Lennox. Always.

      -Desiree Gallardo

    11. OFFICIAL WEBSITE

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      Please contact Lennox's website directly with any ideas/information that might help!

    12. Recent article

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

    13. Still Fighting for LENNOX.

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Lennox advocates,

      In reference to my previous message, it seems the link with information on Lennox's case has been removed (I don't know why).

      If you have any information that may help Lennox's case (some of you might), please don't hesitate to contact his supporters in his hometown directly, by visiting his official website: http://www.savelennox.co.uk/ or by emailing: info@savelennox.co.uk

      Lennox's family is specifically looking for any legal information, such as old cases where dogs were in similar situations and saved.

      I too will be forwarding information that many of you have sent me. But please take initiative kind people! There is a flyer on Lennox's website. You can print and hand them out to pet-stores and veterinarian offices. Anything to spread the word. Thank you for loving Lennox and wanting justice.

      -Lennox has been held captive and alone for 505 days.

      Please let us do what is right!

      Love for Lennox,

      Desiree Gallardo

    14. Please continue to support Lennox.

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      If you have any information that may assist in saving Lennox and bringing him home please contact Lennox's official website. The link in my previous news update no longer exists. Thank you!

    15. Help Save Lennox!

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      "At the appeal hearing on 30th September 2011, Caroline Barnes was informed by the judge at Belfast Magistrates Court that Lennox was to be destroyed. There are 21 days to submit an appeal the decision. The deadline is therefore 21st October 2011. No further appeals may be heard about the case itself. The only recourse to save Lennox is to launch an appeal based on an error in law. This is a subtle but important point: any appeal must arise from the decision being incompatible with the law."

      Please click on the link to see how YOU can help.

    16. HOW TO HELP SAVE LENNOX.

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      I've provided a link from Lennox's official website containing a list of things that we can do to help Lennox's worthy life.

    17. WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP SAVE LENNOX.

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      I've provided a link from Lennox's official website containing a list of things that we can do to help Lennox.

    18. LENNOX'S APPEAL DATE MOVED FROM SEPT. 16TH TO SEPT. 23RD 2011

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      THE FAMILY IS DESPERATELY NEEDING SIGNATURES FOR THEIR INTERNATIONAL PETITION!! THEY HOPE TO PRESENT 100,000 SIGNATURES BY THE APPEAL DATE.

    19. Reached 750 signatures
    20. Lennox's International petition

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      Please do not forget to keep signing Lennox's International petition here: http://www.petitiononline.com/sl190510/petition.html

    21. The date for Lennox's appeal is SEPTEMBER 16th, 2011.

      Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      We come together as animal advocates to support the release of Lennox at this time.

    22. Reached 500 signatures
    23. Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      I've re-opened the petition. Please feel free to keep on signing!!

    24. Desiree Gallardo
      Petition Organizer

      BEFORE or AFTER SIGNING THIS PETITION:

      EVERYONE, PLEASE SIGN the INTERNATIONAL PETITION that was started by Lennox's loved ones HERE:

      SIGN SIGN SIGN, I'm scared were running out of time :(

    25. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Briana Valois BRISTOW, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I want to hurt these people so badly, but I won't because unlike them, I'm not heartless. But I just want to tell Lennox's family that I think maybe things are ok. I believe in heaven. My family lost our boxer, Hogan, in 2009. This poem helped me a lot.

      Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

      When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

      All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

      They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

      You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

      Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

      Lennox is in heaven now, where he doesn't have to deal with anyone not liking him because of his breed.

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    • Debra Thoreson VANCOUVER, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      This story makes me absolutely sick. What the hell kind of society do we live in? Shame on these horrible people.

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    • courtney jarrard BALDWINSVILLE, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Pit Bulls are just like every other breed. Why discriminate based on the breed? We wouldn't do it to a person, we shouldn't do it to a family pet.

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    • Carri Crowe AUSTIN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Don't condemn these dogs based on their appearance. Many pits are friendly and loving family pets!!! Don't discriminate!

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      • about 2 years ago

      I just came across this petition while looking for any I've missed. I know Lennox was put down, but I'm signing anyway since it's still up. Maybe things will change.

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