A 12-year-old senior doggo is finally reunited with its owner in Ontario. Accordingly, the dog was held by animal services for a week because of the possibility that the dog was part pit bull.
– A senior dog believed to be part pit bull was held by the Vaughan Animal Services.
– The doggo was later released and the dog owner believes it was only because of the negative attention the incident has been getting.
– Three more doggos are under the custody of the animal services and an organization started a…
The doggo escaped from home and when it was found by the Vaughan Animal Services alone, they took it in. When the owner called them to get the doggo back, she was told that the dog had to remain with them because the dog’s microchip indicated that the animal was part pit bull. The dog owner said she was not aware of that. The animal services then wanted to run a DNA test to see if the dog was indeed part pit bull. If it was true, the dog had to be re-homed outside Ontario or euthanized. Pit bulls are banned breeds under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act.
After the investigation was completed, they did not release the results but noted that the dog can now go back home. The dog owner believes that her senior dog was not released because it was not part pit bull. She claims that the dog was released because of the negative attention the animal services has been getting.
Still, after the incident regarding the doggo, a petition was started by Reform Advocates for Animal Welfare. Accordingly, three other doggos remain held by the Vaughan Animal Services as they are suspected to be part pit bull. The petition hopes for the release of these dogs. One of the dogs has been there for two weeks while another has been there for 102 days.
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