From Jules in the UK
Fudge was my mum’s 4 month old Staffordshire puppy
On Tuesday last week at 10pm 5 police officers knocked at her door, mum lives alone with Fudge. She didn’t open door and when they knocked on her window and yelled POLICE she opened door.
They had come to take Fudge, they said she was a Pit bull dog and she was a banned breed. Mum tried telling them she wasn’t and that if they rang the vet whom she is [seen by] they have her as a staff.
They didnt listen they asked mum to sign Fudge over to them she refused, they said she herself would be arrested and Fudge taken anyway so she had no choice. What she didnt know was they had got mum into her kitchen to sign the forms, mum thought Fudge was going into a kennel until they tested Fudge for her breed, the other policeman was on the phone making arrangements for Fudge to be put to sleep.
Mum had to carry Fudge to the police van, poor baby thought she was going for a walk.Within an hour mum received a phone call to say Fudge had been put to sleep and was gone.
From Jules Mom Carol, Fudge’s Owner:
This time last week, just before 10, came the knock on the door,but i didnt know then
that this was only to be the start, of the pain that went deep into all of our hearts,
if i had any rights, then they were not explained,
why didnt i put up a much harder fight,
to save my fudge from her terrible plight
they took her away in the dark of the night, she trotted out proudly, head held high, not knowing next time she woke, would be in the sky,
she was so trusting of this strange man, she just jumped up, right into the van,
shaken and scared i closed the door,
never guessing i would see her no more,
half an hour later the phone call came through, i will never forget, it broke my heart in two,….left so much regret, they, the police, had destroyed my beautiful pet,
no chance to say goodbye, before she made her journey up high
the police were so wrong in the judgment they made, now i wont rest till i know they have paid, and wont ever be allowed to do this again, taking our pets and leaving such pain,
Fudge became just another number, all due to one untrained policewomans blunder
never will you be forgotton baby girl
Sign the petition created in memory of Fudge to try and get the dangerous dogs act in the UK amended to stop innocent dogs being sent to death !! This is not to repeal the act only to modify it so that dogs can’t be taken away from their loving owners in the middle of the night without a chance to prove their case.