Neighbour John Day said Alex had only just returned home.
“She had been behaving herself,” he said. “She was a bit barky but what dogs aren’t?
“She was fine until she did this.”
Neighbour Kathryn Cuniffe, 29, said the owner wasn’t to blame and added: “The police had the dog for two months. He has just got it back. It wasn’t a vicious dog but what’s happened to it while it’s been away?”*speechless*
Neighbours reported seeing a marksman with a rifle when Alex was seized. She was driven off in an unmarked van.Pity he didn't use it.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Police seized this animal on June 22 on suspicion it was a banned pit bull terrier breed.
“Following a screening it was determined the animal while a type of bull terrier, did not have enough pit bull characteristics to be held by authorities as a banned breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
“It was subsequently returned to its owner on August 10.”Well, I think we can safely say it's proved its credentials now....
It is not known what will happen to the dog now.Really? The poor bugger died. I think it's for the Big Sleep now, don't you?
Unless of course some idiot charity decides to spend donated money keeping it alive...