Change the Law
Change the Law
Why this petition matters
We had a serious police incident at our address at our address on Friday (02/10/2020) and one of the residents in our block of flats was taken into custody. Now my problem is that since then they were released the next day but taken into custody on the Sunday (04/10/2020) afternoon.
The person is being held until this coming Monday (12/10/2020) when they appear in court. While this is going on the person’s two dogs have been left in residence at the property, not being looked after properly. I contacted Police Scotland and told since it was in the hands of the SSPCA they wouldn’t become involved with the situation. I repeatedly called the SSPCA about the dogs and was told that since they had been assured someone was going to the property at least once in every 24 hour period to feed, not exercise or anything else just feed the dogs they couldn’t do anything and they were only following the law.
I would like this to change, I would like to see animals removed from properties when the owner is taken into custody and they live alone. This is because the two dogs I have concerns about have had worse care since their owner was arrested, they have been made to urinate and defecate in the house for over 48hrs. They have only being fed once a day in those 48hrs and they have been allowed to bark, howl and be distressed in that time as well. This is animal cruelty and if myself or others treated animals like this we would have been arrested for it.
So please sign my petition so that no other animal is allowed to suffer the way these two dogs have been and if a person lives alone and has an animal that animal is given protection by the SSPCA until the owner is released or the animals are re-homed because the owner has been sent to prison.