On the 19th May 2010, Lennox, a five year old American Bull dog Labrador cross was wrongfully seized by Belfast City Council Dog Wardens from his loving family home where he lives with his owners and his kennel mates. Lennox committed no crime nor did any member of the public complain about him. Three Belfast City Council Dog Wardens came with the PSNI to his home unannounced. The Dog Wardens then told the Police to leave as there was no need for them at the location. The Belfast City Council Dog Wardens then had tea with his owners, smoked cigarettes, chatted, played with the other family dogs after which the Dog Wardens then measured Lennox’s muzzle and rear legs with a dress maker’s tape measure and decided on those measurements without seeking any professional advice that he was possible “Pit Bull Type Breed” and so he was led from his home to be put to death by the Council. Northern Ireland has yet to fully implement the same dog legislation as mainland UK; if Northern Ireland were to complete the dog legislation here then Lennox could now be at home with his family and they would not now be facing legal prosecution. The USPCA said the law in Northern Ireland could be changed simply and rather quickly by an order in Council. The decision that Lennox should be put down came after amendments to the Dangerous Dogs Act were extended to Northern Ireland in 2011. Lennox and his family have been living an emotional hell since May 2010. The Barnes' family is giving up all hope because. they have been told to try and save Lennox is futile. I don't know Lennox nor the Barnes but I had 2 of my Boston Terriers taken from me by the dog warden and it took me a month and a lot of legal fees to get them back. It was the worst month of my month that I have ever been through, I cannot imagine this going on over 2 years like this witch hunt has been going on. My one Boston died less than a month after I got him back because of a disease that he picked up in the "animal shelter". The disease damaged his heart and he died. I have been persecuted because of my animals and if I can try and help Lennox go home to his family or get him sanctioned to the United States then I sure as hell am going to give it all I have in me. Please help by circulating this petition and pray that we can all band together and help Lennox. We have all lost a lot of freedom in our lives because of the government, lets stand up for yet another furbaby cause. If I have misspelled anything, even though I used spell check please forgive me as I am writing this in tears.
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