The Belfast City Council
I am writing in regards to Lennox, the dog on death row. I am from the United States and have been on board the Lennox campaign for a year now. I understand your laws about Pit Bull Types, but, I cannot bring myself to understand why a dog that is labeled “TYPE” is guilty automatically. All Judicial systems work by the principle “Innocent till Proven Guilty”. Lennox is not a Pit Bull no matter what his measurements are and he has never been aggressive to anyone. He is a therapy dog that was helping Brooke Barnes until May 19, 2010, when you had him seized. Her health has deteriorated since that time. The Barnes family are a wonderful family and do not deserve the treatment they have received from the Council. All they wish to do is save the life of Lennox, a member of their family. Please, will you reconsider and if need be send him out of Belfast even to the United States. God gave us these beautiful animals to love and provide for since they have no VOICE.
I know you have received threats on this matter and I for one know that everyone I have met through this experience would rather this be decided peacefully. There are some people that have continually tried to sabotage this campaign and I am sorry for the way any council members were treated. Please reconsider and if Lennox cannot return home to the Barnes family, let him go with either Victoria Stilwell or Caesar Milan.
I don’t beg very often but I am begging you to please remove the “TO BE DESTROYED” label and let Lennox go.