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On 26th January 2017 8 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rex was seized by the Isle of man Police under the Destructive Imported Animals Act 1963 as a suspected ‘Pit Bull Type Dog’. Rex is a dog who came into the care of Last Hope Animal Rescue in December 2016 after having had several homes in his short life. We have been told that on Friday 3rd February 2017 Rex was assessed as being of ‘Pit Bull Type’; as yet, despite a request, we have not been provided with a copy of this report or any of its details. We have been informed that as a consequence of this assessment Rex is now classified as a wild animal under the law of the island and may be destroyed. We do not believe Rex to be a ‘Pit Bull Type Dog’ and have instructed solicitors to take steps to recover him to England or to fight the decision to deem him to be of ‘Pit Bull Type’/a wild animal. We have been trying to get in touch with the department on the Isle of Man who we believe is now responsible for Rex but have been met with silence.

We will do everything we can to ensure that Rex will be returned to our care and are extremely grateful for the support of his foster mum on the Island, who is, needless to say, devastated. We are concerned about Rex’ current status on the Isle of Man and the lack of information that we have been given. We do not, of course, consider Rex to be an illegal wild animal; he is a much loved and wanted pet and we are keen to ensure he has a safe and stable future.

We assure you that we are doing everything that we can for this young man who should not find himself in this position.

Unfortunately, as a rescue we do not have endless financial resources and are appealing for assistance with the legal fees. If you would like to support Rex by donating please do so by paypal to: marked “Rex”

OR marked “Rex”

Alternatively, if this petition to save Rex gets enough signatures we will be taking it to our local MP who can hopefully assist this campaign further.

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