An Open Letter to Belfast City Council
Jan Price appeals to the Belfast City Council (BCC) of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, to release the dog Lennox held by them without good reason.
I am writing this open letter to you, Belfast City Council, with regard to Lennox the dog, who has been held in your captivity for over two years.
I feel that Lennox is a pawn in a very complicated case; he is an innocent dog, licensed for five years by yourselves, never caused any trouble, shown no sign of aggression, never bitten anyone, no bad behaviour ever shown. Even in his captivity, he has shown nothing but the behaviour of a normal, well-behaved dog.
I have followed this case closely as I am a passionate about animal welfare and it is obvious to me that Lennox is suffering, be it stress related or lack of care, either way his health is deteriorating. It is known he has a neck injury, incurred whilst in your care, a skin condition that has worsened, and bleeding paws.
Lennox is an American Bulldog x Labrador, a companion dog to a young girl who’s health has also suffered through the stress of having her dog taken away from her, and not seeing him for over two years.
Lennox does not deserve to die; he is innocent. How can a dog be destroyed just based on how he looks; this is discrimination surely?
I am appealing to you to release Lennox on compassionate grounds; he deserves to live the rest of his life like any other normal dog, running free, with loving people around him! It is common knowledge that he has been offered several places to go and live in America and if this is the only option, and he cannot be returned to his family, then please let him go.
I know Lennox has a tremendous amount of support in Northern Ireland as indeed he does worldwide. Based on this alone, I appeal to those concerned in Belfast City Council to show compassion and release Lennox. The world is watching and Belfast would be looked on with respect and high regard if you let Lennox live.
Mrs. Jan Price