Monday, 29 August 2016

Low-Hanging Fruit...

A mum has pledged to take police to court after officers took away her seven-year-old autistic daughter's dog believing it be a banned breed.
Jenny Armer claims Lancashire Police have mistakenly taken little Maddison Armer's pet Darla because she measures up to a pitbull-type dog
The 29-year-old mum, from Lancaster, maintains Darla is a docile cross between a Shar-Pei and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
How did this come to their attention?
Local dog wardens reported the three-year-old family pet and police arrived at Maddison's mum Jenny Armer's home with a warrant to take her away.
Ah. This was really the only pitbull-alike in Leicestershire? You're sure?
Jenny, 29, is adamant Darla is not a banned breed and that she plays a vital role in looking after Maddison, who suffers from autism and ADHD.
Hmmm...
...on Thursday, Maddison Armer was finally reunited with her best friend. And a family was made whole again.
Well, all's well that ends well.

And any comment from the 'authorities' on why they are targeting a single mother with an obvious non-pitbull rather than any of the hundreds of urban yoof with 'Staffies' slavering at the ends of chain leashes?
...the Lancashire Constabulary did not return requests for comment...
Didn't think so. But then, they have form for coming down like a ton of bricks on soft targets while ignoring politically-sensitive issues, don't they?

3 comments:

MTG said...

"But then, they have form for coming down like a ton of bricks on soft targets while ignoring politically-sensitive issues, don't they?"

They sure do...and the fact that the above is destined to fly over Jaded's cranium spares the blog the usual tirade of misspelled obscenities.

Andrew Scarborough said...

WOAR had it right when she commented here that safe and unsafe breeds is a complete distraction. Know the dog's owner, know the dog. It works for me.

JuliaM said...

"WOAR had it right when she commented here that safe and unsafe breeds is a complete distraction."

It is, but anything else would be leaving it to the judgement of the police. Do we really think that's a good idea?