In May 2010 Lennox was seized from his family home and locked away at a secret location, remaining imprisoned to this day. The dog warden working for Belfast City Council seized Lennox believing him to be a ‘pit bull type’ dog, and therefore breeched the dangerous dogs act. A decision the family says was formed by Belfast City Councils dog warden, after measuring Lennox’s muzzle and hind legs with a dressmaker’s tape, a process stated by many as fatally flawed. Belfast City Council’s decision was not only heart breaking for the Barnes family, but also a great shock. After applying for and receiving a dog licence from Belfast City Council every year since Lennox was a puppy, who would then expect the Belfast City Council to suddenly class Lennox as a pit bull type dog.
An interesting article in the Irish Times today by Rosita Boland brings up the point of just how hard it is to find dog friendly accommodation in Ireland.
If you have a dog then you will of course want to do everything that you can to keep them fit, healthy, and happy.
If you visited the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin this year you may have spotted an array of giant dogs and monsters, as captured in this wonderful photo by Michela Orlandi.
A report in the Irish Medical Times featuring information from a new Japanese study states that dogs have the ability to detect bowel cancer by scent.
A lucky little Jack Russell puppy called Nutty owes it’s life to the fast thinking of it’s Co Wicklow owner.
An elderly widow Christine McGlone, 85, is devastated following the loss of her loving pet chihuahua dog Pablo on Dollymount, Strand two weeks ago.
Santa, a Staffordshire bull terrier puppy, is one lucky pup after being rescued having been abandoned outside in terrible weather conditions.
Well, many places in Ireland are still covered in snow and there is probably more to come!
Pet Insurance Ireland is pleased to see that a greyhound breeding bill has been agreed by the Cabinet.