Lennox – condemned because of looks.

How does something like this happen ???

Official Statement From Lennox’s Family:

We apologise for the silence as we know our many friends and supporters around the world have been desperate for news but until we had further talks with our legal team we had nothing new to share. We needed to explore all possible options before we issued another statement as we did not wish to give those that have campaigned so tirelessly any false hope or for anything to be taken out of context as has happened in the past.

Whilst there may well be errors in the Judge’s ruling from a point of law this has little bearing on whether we can or should progress by taking the case to a higher court. The ruling is based on the Judge’s decision that he deems Lennox to be unsafe despite evidence given by those qualified to assess and understand dog behaviour that contradicts the testimony of the Prosecution that was presented in court. This has given us little room for manoeuvre.

Our concern and priority has always been the welfare of our beloved boy. We have fought to have Len returned to our family from the moment he was seized but we have been advised that the legal fight is at an end. We are obviously distraught but have to consider the impact that any future lengthy legal battle would have on Len if we chose to go against the advice that we have been given. We cannot subject him to any more as there are no grounds for a further appeal and we do not wish to prolong his suffering any longer by engaging in a battle that we simply cannot win.

We have attempted to write this statement many, many times but have struggled to put in writing that the fight to spare Lennox’s life may well be over. It has been almost impossible for us to accept that we have to admit defeat. We always believed that there was some hope and that justice would prevail. We were wrong. There have been many dark days for us since Len was taken and we want you all to know that it is your support and kindness that kept us going through the blackest times.

This is all we can share with you at the moment and we are finding it hard to come to terms with the fact that there is nothing more that we can do from a legal point of view and that Lennox may well be killed. We have one last hope that Belfast City Council will allow Lennox to be rehomed in the USA. The offer is there but we have no say in whether this offer will be accepted. We have never refused to rehome Lennox. That decision was taken out of our hands from the moment Len took his final walk with us from our house to the Dog Wardens van.
If the offer is turned down we will fight for our right to say goodbye. We cannot bear the thought that Lennox will die without being reminded of the hearts and hands that love him.

Thank you.

Please visit Save Lennox to register your disgust at this action !!!

Please sign the petition !!!!

It appears that it may be too late to stop this ridiculous Council decision from happening…but maybe it will stop them EVER doing this again.

My thoughts go out to Lennox’s family at this time of deep sadness and worry.


  1. I am quite frustrated that even though experienced trainers from other countries have offered the take the dog, Belfast STILL refuses to budge. This is an outrage.


    1. The whole thing is an outrage. First untrained people class him as a dangerous dog breed. Then they lock him away from the family who can’t even visit. They use his altered (and understandably so) behaviour to say he has a dangerous personality disorder. They have dug their heels in…and I cannot understand the judges after all the expert advice that has been offered shows them these facts. That poor family and that poor animal. It breaks my heart.


    1. I agree. I can not believe they are actually going to go through with putting Lennox down. His family must be heartboken at the injustice and the stupidity of the judge who was involved in their appeal. All the experts disagree completely with what is happening.


    1. So true. It astounds me that the judge at the appeal dismissed all the expert opinion in favour of some dip ex-policeman who has no expertise at all in this area.


  2. This is like imprisoning someone because they look like Harold Shipman or Myra Hindley or even Charles Bronson (the killer not the actor).

    It’s disgusting. Not all dogs are vicious. It is the upbringing


    1. Saddest thing is he isn’t vicious at all. After two years of neglect at the council’s hands he is still docile, and in very bad condition. That they won’t allow the family to visit begs asking – what are they trying to hide? Shame, shame, shame Belfast Council.


  3. When we allow other people to make decisions for us, when we give others complete power over us in the name of “government,” we take one step closer to Orwell’s “1984.” Just because someone is elected or appointed does not mean they are also given wisdom and compassion. What a shame.

    And yes, Bert and Ernie are clearly gay.


    1. Glad you signed…though it seems nothing can help at this stage. They have made their minds up to murder this dog no matter what other solutions are given to them. The insanity of it must drive Lennox’s family to despair.


  4. How sad… it is hard to lose a pet when they are old and sick, having just gone through it a few months ago, but due to circumstances like this must be the worst. My heart and prayers go out to Lennox and his family.


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