My dog, Lemon, was seized by the police over a month ago under the Dangerous Dog act. She was (to my knowledge) a Staffy cross.
Since being seized they've stated that she is a Type 1 dog - Pitbull mix.
She was taken after jumping up at a stranger and ripping a coat pocket. The woman was not harmed at all. Lemon is nervous of new people and should not have been where she was at the time of the incident. Unfortunately I was not with her when this happened - I received a call at work to let me know that she was seized. She barks when she's anxious but she has never ever bitten or hurt anyone. She is the most loving and affectionate dog you would ever meet. She sleeps in my bed and never leaves my side at home.
They've made assessments of her and decided that they won't support her being returned home. I have the option of going to court or them "closing the case".
Due to her being a "pitbull" they're looking to euthenise her.
They are allowing me to send her back to my home in South Africa to stay with family. Unfortunately this is going to cost quite abit. We would really appreciate if you could donate, anything at all.
She needs to have a vet checkup and all her required shots before travelling. I'll also need to pay for boarding between being released from the police and her flight date. I've contacted multiple organisations regarding pet travel and waiting to hear back as to how soon she would be able to go. Once in SA she would need another assessment by a vet and to be spayed.
I miss her terribly. She completely changed my life and helped me grow as a person. Since she's been gone I wake up every morning feeling like someone's standing on my chest. I've had her since she was a little furbean. We've grown together. She's incredibly smart and well trained but because of her breed and her overprotective nature, they have classed her as aggressive.
I know I wouldn't get to see her for a long time but I'd rather her be in South Africa than put down and never see her again.
So, again, if you could help out with anything at all, even advice on exporting dogs, we would be so grateful.
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