UK: Elstree - Dog Owners Call for Review After Pet Mistakenly Labeled as "Dangerous" - Pitbulls : Go Pitbull Dog Forums

           
   

Go Back   Pitbulls : Go Pitbull Dog Forums > Pitbull Forums > Pit Bull Legal News > BSL Discussion



GopitBull.com is the premier Pitbull Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Forum Information
Forum Members:
Total Threads:
Posts: 1

Forum Staff:
redog
YUNGSTER
ThaLadyPit
Rudy4747
ames
coach
Carriana
jttar
BCdogs
EckoMac


There are currently users online.

Advertisements

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-09-2010, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
Bitch Noone Wanted
 
apbtmom76's Avatar
 

4x Dog of the Month
apbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninja
apbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninjaapbtmom76 reputation ninja
Send a message via Yahoo to apbtmom76
UK: Elstree - Dog Owners Call for Review After Pet Mistakenly Labeled as "Dangerous"

Elstree dog owners call for review after pet mistakenly labelled as 'dangerous'
3:20pm Thursday 7th October 2010



DOG owners from Elstree are demanding a legal review after their family pet was mistaken for a dangerous dog.



Mikala Coulthard and Neil Carrington had their family dog, Tootsie, seized by police after a warrant was issued on Tuesday, August 10, following complaints to Hertfordshire Constabulary.



Tootsie was seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act, but escaped later that day over a six foot fence from kennels in Welwyn Garden City.



It was thought the dog was a Pit Bull and was taken by police to the kennels in Welwyn Garden City to establish the exact breed, which was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Ridgeback cross.



Miss Coulthard and Mr Carrington searched with their 19-year-old son Ricky for the dog, putting up posters around the area and going as far as Watford and Edgware in search of her.



They received help from organization DDA Watch, which is set up to help monitor dangerous dog legislation.



Almost two months later, DDA Watch founder Alison Green received a message from Christie Lloyd, who works for Doglost.co.uk, an organisation that helps reunite owners with missing pets.



Ms Lloyd had seen a picture of a dog that was to be rehomed at Battersea Dogs Home and believed it to be Tootsie. Miss Coulthard and Mr Carrington went to the home on Monday and were finally reunited with their dog.



While at Battersea, Tootsie was officially identified by the Metropolitan Police as a non-dangerous breed.



Both Hertfordshire Police and the Metropolitan Police confirmed she could be released.

However, despite being reunited with their pet, Tootsie's owners said they are still upset at the way the situation has been handled.



Miss Coulthard said: "I am overjoyed she is back with us. She does appear withdrawn, has lost a lot of weight and is definitely not her old self.



"It took the police a few days to let us know where she had been taken and we were all very worried as she is like a family member. I understand that the reason may be that people will go and get their dogs back if they know where they are taken, but it was very upsetting for all of us."



Miss Coulthard insists the law must now be changed to avoid the worry the family faced at her disappearance.



She said: “The whole situation is surreal. Tootsie was never dangerous, had never shown any aggression and staff at the dogs home said she was a fantastic dog.



“Yet this whole situation came about because of our dangerous dog legislation.



"Had Tootsie been a little taller or heavier she may have been deemed illegal despite being a fantastic dog. We need this law to change and change now to deal with owners who

allow their dogs to be dangerous, rather than dogs that look a certain way.



“We are eternally grateful to Christie, DDA Watch and Tina Hay. Without each of them we may never have seen Tootsie again."



Hertfordshire Constabulary press officer, Hannah Williams, said: “It’s the duty of the police to investigate reports of dangerous dogs as we did in this instance. If officers have concerns about a dog they are able to obtain and execute a warrant under the Dangerous Dogs Act legislation so that it can be looked at.



"If further professional examination is required to determine whether the dog is a prohibited breed it will be seized. We are pleased Tootsie was found safe and well and we are in contact with Tootsie’s owners about their concerns.”





Elstree dog owners call for review after pet mistakenly labelled as 'dangerous' (From Borehamwood Times)
__________________
Much Love,
Tye, Odie, Pip, Peri, Peep, Percy, Par, Owen & Wolfe & Wende the Chi's
apbtmom76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
call, dangerous, dog, elstree, labeled, mistakenly, owners, pet, review



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:16 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
pitbull , pitbulls , pit bulls , american pitbull terrier , apbt , bsl , pitbull forums , pitbull pictures , pitbull information
Go Pitbull Site Map
Go Pitbull