Lennox was seized by Belfast City Council dog wardens in May 2010 and has been impounded in kennels since
It is official - the day that thousands of dog lovers from across the world hoped that they would never see - the day that judges in Northern Ireland have upheld the ruling to destroy the dog named "Lennox".
BBC News released the disheartening information on Tuesday.
The country's most senior judges have upheld the lower court's ruling to kill Lennox, dismissing Lennox's owner's desperate appeals to save her beloved pet.
Lennox has never attacked anyone. Lennox has never threatened to attack anyone. Lennox has never been anything more than a treasured companion to his adoring family.
But thanks to the way that he looks, he will lose his life. Lennox looks like a pit bull - a "dangerous breed" according to officials in Northern Ireland.
For five years, Lennox was able to enjoy a wonderful life with his family.
His owner, Caroline Barnes, was a responsible owner. While in the Barnes family's care, Lennox was neutered, kept up to date on his shots, licensed and micro-chipped.
But in Northern Ireland, how Lennox looks has trumped the responsibility of his family and his own good behavior.
Lennox was ripped from the home of those he knew and loved back in May, 2010. Since that time, he has been incarcerated as court battles raged to save, or end, his life.
His time of emotional suffering will soon draw to a close.
Read prior stories on this situation here:
- Lennox, receiving death sentence for looking like a pit bull
- Lennox, ordered to death
- Judgement day for incarcerated dog
On June 12, 2012 an injustice was done to a poor dog named Lennox and his family. A horrible case of BSL (breed specific legislation) that removed an innocent dog from his home and left him to languish in substandard conditions for 2 years while his family fought for his return. Uncorroborated testimony, lies and a complete lack of honest judgment for the last 2 years has resulted in the final word – Lennox will be put to sleep. No valid reason – no proof of aggression – this was a loved pet who served as an aide for a little girl.
TO TOP IT OFF THE FAMILY WAS DENIED A FINAL VISIT WITH THEIR BELOVED PET!
- Are you horrified and angry about the injustice done to Lennox by Belfast?
- Do you want them to know how you feel?
- Here is your chance to let them know!
- Please sign the petition here:
Lennox isn't a Pit Bull he's an American Bulldog/Labrador Cross, but all because someone thought he looked like a Pit Bull he is going to be killed. Please share this article as it could be your dog next!