Two dogs in the UK have been saved from an unfortunate fate.
Roxy and Hooch were seized by Belfast City Council last January after someone reported that the dogs were pit-bull type animals and were therefore potentially dangerous.
A two-day hearing was a legal battle over if Roxy and Hooch were pit bull terrier-type animals or not.
Irene Chambers, Roxy and Hooch’s owner, said her two dogs are “house dogs” and one of them is just a puppy and the other one is a “gentle giant.”
The prosecution stated that the dogs could be dangerous because they were pit bulls.
Magistrate Ken Nixon dismissed the charges and said, “This case is not about fighting pit bull terriers. It’s about a lady lovingly caring for dogs that otherwise would have had no home.”
Chambers said, “They weren’t pit pulls and I’m getting them home after a long, long wait. This has broke the mold for others who find themselves in the same situation as myself.”
The Belfast City Council said, “The council remains committed to tackling the issue of dangerous dogs and protecting the public. This case once again highlights the urgent need to review legislation in relation to dangerous dogs and address issues around the identification of breeds.”
Source: BBC News