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  1. If you haven't alreasdy sent in a letter for delivery to No.10 on the day, please email now rather than post to the po box, the letters are being printed out ready for saturday, email - mail@dangerousdogsact.co.uk Every letter counts, even if you just send in a few lines, please send something Amanda x
  2. Not Guilty! A Vigil for all Victims of BSL. Last July DDAWatch held a very successful Candle Light Vigil for Bruce. This year we are hosting Not Guilty! A Vigil for all Victims of BSL. The vigil will take place on Saturday 24th July from 4pm to 7pm at Richmond Terrace, City of Westminster, London, SW1A. Everyone is welcome but please note that NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. It is our turn to fight for them so their presence is not required and they would prefer the sofa at home anyway!!! We are asking everyone who attends to write a personal letter stating why they are opposed to B.S.L. At 5pm two representatives of DDAWatch will be escorted to Downing Street to hand in your letters. Personal letters are prefered but there is a suggested template letter here If you cannot attend but would like us to hand in a letter on your behalf please post your letter to: Endangered Dogs Defence and Rescue Ltd Post Office Box 1544, London, W7 2ZB. Please ensure all letters are handsigned and ideally an address for any response to be sent directly back to yourself. Alternatively you can email your letter to mail@dangerousdogsact.co.uk and DDAWatch will sign it on your behalf. A selection of letters may be read out at the Vigil although names/addresses will not be given out. Please state on the reverse of your letter if you do not wish your letter to be read out. Please bring posters and banners and keep all dialogue with the public polite and friendly. We wish to share our message in a positive and memorable way. We have a job to do, to educate the public and campaign peacefully to the government and we need to engage rather than enrage. We hope many of you will be able to attend the vigil and show your support for the repeal of Section One, DDA. Please bring cameras and soft drinks. Poster and banner ideas will be uploaded to DDAWatch facebook group in the next few days. We are also hoping to do a live broadcast of the event and would love to hear from anyone wishing to hold a similar event in their area. Please email mail@dangerousdogsact.co.uk for more info. To add a fun element to our peaceful vigil, there will be a mystery PRIZE for the best T-shirt of the day, best banner and after the event, best of photograph from the vigil, get creative folks!! Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there! Please confirm attendance by emailing mail@dangerousdogsact.co.uk with the number of people in your group or you can confirm via our facebook fan page
  3. BSL Vigil Poster: Facebook vigil event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110461509003483&ref=mf
  4. Not Guilty! A Vigil for all Victims of BSL. Last July DDAWatch held a very successful Candle Light Vigil for Bruce. This year we are hosting Not Guilty! A Vigil for all Victims of BSL. The vigil will take place on Saturday 24th July from 4pm to 7pm at Richmond Terrace, City of Westminster, London, SW1A. Everyone is welcome but please note that NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. It is our turn to fight for them so their presence is not required and they would prefer the sofa at home anyway!!! We are asking everyone who attends to write a personal letter stating why they are opposed to B.S.L. At 5pm two representatives of DDAWatch will be escorted to Downing Street to hand in your letters. Personal letters are prefered but there is a suggested template letter here If you cannot attend but would like us to hand in a letter on your behalf please post your letter to: Endangered Dogs Defence and Rescue Ltd Post Office Box 1544, London, W7 2ZB. Please ensure all letters are handsigned and ideally an address for any response to be sent directly back to yourself. Alternatively you can email your letter to mail@dangerousdogsact.co.uk and DDAWatch will sign it on your behalf. A selection of letters may be read out at the Vigil although names/addresses will not be given out. Please state on the reverse of your letter if you do not wish your letter to be read out. Please bring posters and banners and keep all dialogue with the public polite and friendly. We wish to share our message in a positive and memorable way. We have a job to do, to educate the public and campaign peacefully to the government and we need to engage rather than enrage. We hope many of you will be able to attend the vigil and show your support for the repeal of Section One, DDA. Please bring cameras and soft drinks. Poster and banner ideas will be uploaded to DDAWatch facebook group in the next few days. We are also hoping to do a live broadcast of the event and would love to hear from anyone wishing to hold a similar event in their area. Please email mail@dangerousdogsact.co.uk for more info. To add a fun element to our peaceful vigil, there will be a mystery PRIZE for the best T-shirt of the day, best banner and after the event, best of photograph from the vigil, get creative folks!! Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there! Please confirm attendance by emailing mail@dangerousdogsact.co.uk with the number of people in your group or you can confirm via our facebook fan page
  5. The North Down council confirmed yesterday that there was a further court hearing on 1st July. The court has allowed bruce to go to EGAR - EGAR has posted details on FB tonight here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/East-Galway-Animal-Rescue/169411475888 Bruce is to live! Amanda x
  6. so sorry that you have lost little Turbo Thinking of you both xxx
  7. On radio; "Scotland Yard has been urged to kill thousands of seized dangerous dogs because of the high cost of taking care of them. Over four years, £10m will be spent on keeping dogs in kennels while their future is being decided. Lord Toby Harris, a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, and Alison Green of DDA Watch, debate whether police should have responsibility for dangerous dogs." http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8682000/8682030.stm
  8. Daily Mail; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1278183/Scotland-Yard-urged-destroy-dangerous-dogs-cost-10million-upkeep.html "The Labour peer suggested that CO19 officers could shoot some animals if necessary, as they do when out-of-control dogs pose an immediate danger."
  9. Malthouse unleashed – new Home Secretary to be asked to authorise extermination of dangerous dogs http://www.lordtobyharris.org.uk/malthouse-unleashed-new-home-secretary-to-be-asked-to-authorise-extermination-of-dangerous-dogs/
  10. BBC News: Met urged to destroy dangerous dogs to save money Scotland Yard has been urged to destroy thousands of dangerous dogs rather than paying more than £10m to care for them. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8681520.stm
  11. Permanent or Foster Home Needed - May 2010 American Bulldog bitch, 2 years (currently in kennels-west sussex) Karma is a 2 year old American Bulldog girl who has not had the best start in life. She was seized by police at a few months of age accused of being an illegal pit bull type. She was held in secluded kennels for 18 months before the courts declared her to be a legal breed and ordered her to be returned home. Sadly her owner could no longer have dogs at his property and Karma came into our care. Despite the length of time Karma spent in kennels her temperament is fantastic. She is a very loving girl who LOVES to have a tummy rubbed. She is fantastic with people and children although we would be looking for a home with children in school full time. Karma walks brilliantly on a lead and does not pull. She is very eager to please and as such is quick to learn. She sits on command and we except her to pick up more training very easily. Karma would make a fantastic obedience dog and quite probably a PAT dog due to her calm loving nature. Karma is not phased by other dogs but is very much a people dog and would be happiest in a home with no other dogs so she can be sure to get all the tummy rubs going! We have not cat tested Karma and would be looking for a home with no other animals. Karma would need home a home with a large enclosed garden (6ft fencing). Due to the time she has spent in kennels she will need to be treated as if she is a puppy; she will need house training and to be introduced slowly to everyday things such as traffic and towns etc. She will need someone at home for most of the day to help her quickly become the fantastic loving family dog we know she will be. Karma is fully vaccinated and will be micro-chipped. She is not spayed at present but this will need to be done when the time is right (on our veterinary advice) and the rescue will cover the cost of this. This is a term of the adoption written agreement and will be followed up! Karma is currently in West Sussex and all potential owners will be expected to travel to meet her. All homes will be home checked and an adoption fee will be required. For more information on Karma or to register an interest please contact us - www.endangereddogs.com
  12. From the Lib Dems 'Respecting All Animals' Policy Paper 61; 7.4 Dangerous Dogs 7.4.1 There have been many serious incidents involving dangerous dogs attacking humans, sometimes fatally. In 1991, the Dangerous Dogs Act was passed in response to a spate of attacks across the country but it was a rushed and poorly thought out piece of legislation. Problems still exist with dangerous dogs. In 2001, 3,400 people were hospitalised after dog attacks - a 25% rise over the previous five years. 7.4.2 In Germany, the police can confiscate dogs suspected of being dangerous. The dogs are then subjected to a series of tests to prove whether they are actually dangerous. If the dog passes the test it is returned to its owners. If the dog fails the test it is given one more chance to be retrained and re-tested and if it fails again it is destroyed. Liberal Democrats will: · Update the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to move away from breed-specific legislation and towards a system which is similar to the German system.
  13. Not Guilty but still locked up for 18 months Now they need your help. Today a friend and myself had the most amazing time. We spent a lovely warm spring afternoon in the company of two young dogs. We walked; we played, sunbathed and had the greatest day. What made the day even more fantastic was that the two dogs we had the pleasure of having in our care had just spent 18 months, a huge majority of their life, locked up in secret kennels. A week earlier I was sure they would be dead by today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcfeLuPpLYI Brandy and Karma on Video on the day they were released. In December 2008 at just a few months of age they were seized as alleged pit bull types. Papers showing them to be American bulldogs made no difference and the prosecution proceeded with the lengthy process of a court hearing. But there was now an added problem. Their owner was no longer allowed to keep the dogs at his home. If they were deemed to be pit bull types, they would certainly die. If they were found not guilty and but had no where to go, they would die. Tina Hay of Wheldon Law took on the case and instructed Barrister Giles Morrison to represent the owners in court. Kendal Shepherd was called in as Breed Expert for the defence. To those people DDA Watch, EDDR and One Life Rescue extend again their heartfelt thanks for without them these dogs would indeed be dead. Ms Shepherd examined the dogs and determined them not to be type but to be American bulldogs…now all we had to do was convince the court. Giles Morrison acting for Tina Hay argued for the dogs over the two days. Winning a type case is very hard to do, very few win. As the Judge retired to consider the evidence nerves ran high…if we lost the dogs would die…if we didnt…what on earth could we do with dogs who have really only ever known a kennel? Then the verdict came back Not Guilty! After 18 months of fighting we could NOT let them die because there was no where to go so DDA Watch, with help from Endangered Dogs and One Life Rescue agreed to place both dogs. And this is what we have done and this is why I have just had the most fantastic day. They are both alive and they are both loving wonderful dogs. But they also need vet care. Both are underweight, have sore feet and what appears to be urine stains. We have some concerns regarding one of the dogs health which will be costly if as we fear. We are having to kennel them which is costing £23 a night. But we couldnt let them die could we? We have done as much as we can and so far we have been rewarded with two wonderful happy young dogs. Now I have to ask if you can help us keep them safe until their homes are found? Can you spare a few pounds towards the kennelling and vet care? Please donate if you can via the following means. Please mark it for Brandy and Karma Via Paypal https://www.paypal-marketing.co.uk/sendmoney/index.htm and send to mail@endangereddogs.co.uk Or Please post a cheque to: Endangered Dogs Defence & Rescue, Post Office Box 1544, London W7 2QA. Please make the cheque payable to 'Endangered Dogs Defence & Rescue' and write for brandy and karma on the reverse. Please include your contact details so that we can acknowledge your donation Thank You Further details from: DDA Watch 0844 844 2900 or Email: mail@dangerousdogsact.co.uk EDDR 0844 856 3303 or Email: mail@endangereddogs.com
  14. some bits of info here on election responses re k9 issues; http://www.endangereddogs.com/GeneralElection2010.htm
  15. At least you got leaflets-we didn't get not one single one! Maybe the dogs put them off
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