Friday, 21 August 2009

Status Dogs Unit to attend Notting Hill Carnival

Status Dogs Unit to attend Notting Hill Carnival

The Status Dog Unit (SDU) alongside the RSPCA will be attending this years Notting hill Carnival in a bid to “stop dangerous dogs being taken to the event”.

Notting Hill Carnival, Brockham Park, Peckham Rye and Lovebox festivals are just some of the events the SDU attend each year often leading to responsible owners being deprived of their family pets. The SDU will be scouring the Carnival, keeping their beady eyes peeled for any dog that may vaguely resemble banned breeds regardless of the behaviour of the dog or owner. Owners of dogs deemed to fit the bill may find their dogs seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 before being whisked off to a secret location leaving the owners behind to fight through the courts for their return.

The SDU does have a “Leave at home” policy however they have stated they only intend to leave 10% of ALL dogs seized this year in their homes before court. That will equate to approx only 100 dogs by the end of this year, leaving the estimated 900 extra dogs to spend an average of 150 days incarcerated in kennels costing as much as £22 per dog per DAY.

Last year the Metropolitan police teamed up with the RSPCA and seized 21 dogs over the weekends festivities. Some of those dogs and owners where not attending the carnival itself but simply lived or walked through part of the carnival route as they made their way elsewhere. The cost of holding 21 dogs again this year could cost as much as £69,300 in kennel fees alone. It’s a good job we don’t have a problem with knife crime as I am sure 70k would go far to help that campaign…oh no…wait..

Still, if you don’t want your dog whisked off our advice is don’t attend the carnival, do not go anywhere near the route of the carnival. If your dog is seized and would like free confidential advice please call DDA Watch on 0844 844 2900 email mail@dangerousdogsact.co.uk or join our facebook group http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=27193457689

4 comments:

  1. ok this worries me as i had planned on taking my dog with me to the motability roadshow a large outdorrd event for the didabled next year to try and prove her suitability as my potential service dog direct to support dogs uk in spite of stupid potential new laws by the goverment and if they are seizing status dogs why don't they grab the sill handbag dogs that suffer being dressed up by silly owners and carried round in a handbag

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  2. The whole situation seems to be becoming absolutely ridiculous. Before long the minority of dog haters (or closet dog haters,ie.those that will have a dog PTS for farting in a direction they have not chosen for them), will make it so that you cannot walk your dog anywhere or even be able to have one as a family member.
    What the hell does the RSPCA think it is doing. I thought they were there to prevent or stop cruelty and neglect not punish people for having pets. I have already put the word out to friends and family not to donate to the idiots until they change their tack.
    What is needed is for the damn dross in society to be PTS as all they do is make life unbearable for true dog lovers. This is all making me very angry indeed.

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  3. i used to donate moey to the rspca until one day a young lad brought a stray staffi to my door as an animal lover i phoned the rspca ,who told me to tie the dog to the nearest lamp post so the owners could find it,i didnt do this.I took the poor dog to the police station where the owners had already reported her missing,thank god.So after that i didnt donate,as for all this about siezing pit bull type dogs its discusting .This world is getting worse.

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  4. Dogs are not as dangerous as people think, personally I'm had dogs my whole life and I've never had any problem with it. Mistreating is what makes them dangeorous. On my way to word I found an article lying on the ground about that and also mentioned something about Generic Viagra

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