Lennox In The So Called Care Of Belfast City Council

Victoria Stilwell “Shocked” At Lennox Health Condition

Victoria Stilwell, celebrity dog trainer and presenter of hit TV show “It’s Me Or The Dog” has openly spoken out in support of Lennox since hearing of his plight in 2010. After extensively studying all Lennox assessment videos Victoria also submitted her own report as an expert dog behaviourist to the Northern Ireland courts stating that Lennox poses no danger to public and that he clearly demonstrates amazing self control even while put under stressful circumstances, however as we now know Judge Rodgers in the September 2011 appeal hearing decided to ignore all expert evidence presented to him from such experts as Sarah Fisher, Victoria Stilwell and past evidence held on record by David Ryan, instead Judge Rodgers accepted the non expert evidence from Peter Tallack a retired police dog handler who admits not having any behavioural expertise.

Victoria Stilwell Positively Podcast On Lennox – Full Version

In the October 2011 edition of Victoria Stilwell’s Positively Podcast the main topic was Lennox. In this edition Victoria spoke about many things regarding the Lennox case and she also expressed concern regarding Lennox’s current skin condition after she had witnessed his poor fur condition and awful sores visible on his skin whilst she had been compiling her report from various assessment videos. Lennox always had a slight skin condition and such was well controlled and treated by his family while at home and many people who know Lennox and had seen Lennox prior to his seizure by the Belfast City Council dog warden would not have been at all aware that he had a skin aliment due to the ongoing treatment and quality of care his family had been giving Lennox. Speaking to her co-host about Lennox’s skin condition whilst in the so called care of Belfast City Council, Victoria stated that she was “shocked” after studying the assessment video by expert behaviourist Sarah Fisher. Victoria also explained how Lennox has a neck injury which Sarah Fisher also picked up on during her assessment of Lennox and along with bleeding from around the nail bed on one of his paws which David Ryan had also noted remains untreated by Belfast City Council to this day. Its now at this point people reading should note that Lennox had no injuries anywhere on his body before his seizure except a small scar from his neutering operation many years previous. Lennox’s condition shortly after seizure by Belfast City Council was also noted and mentioned by council dog wardens in their statements from which he was described as a dog in good health, after an apparent check over by a council contracted vet. Its unknown how Lennox’s neck and foot injury were obtained but one thing that is certain is that Lennox had none of these injuries prior to his seizure nor was he covered in massive bald patches or open sores. Many respectable veterinarians or those who are very knowledgeable of animal anatomy can explain that such a neck injury in a dog can come about by means of being pulled or yanked at force whilst having a chain type collar, heavy rope or even a catch pole placed around their necks and of course such injuries may come about due to simple rough play but many people already know and realise that given Lennox’s condition already most are sure Lennox hasn’t seen any form of play since his happy days at home with his family, furthermore given the powers that the USPCA have why have they not stepped in as this is clearly a case of cruelty, Lennox is being allowed to go without any proper medical attention, there’s simply no words or excuse for allowing this to happen and Belfast City Council can put whatever twist they want on this, it’s down right abusive and its cruel! Lennox is in the care of Belfast City Council and their contracted kennel so why isn’t he receiving adequate care?

In shock and concern Victoria further described to her positively podcast co-host and her listeners from around the globe what she had witnessed on the assessment videos taken while in the ‘care’ of Belfast City Council. Referring to Lennox’s poor skin and fur condition Victoria, with an air of sickening disbelief in her voice said “that condition is not being treated properly, that dog’s fur does not need to be like that” co-host Holly, replied “it’s abusive.”

Belfast City Council’s expert Peter Tallack is also discussed in Victoria’s podcast about Lennox. Victoria explains to her listeners that Peter Tallack who has no skills in dog behaviour, who is not a behaviourist and who does not understand dog behaviour but is paid by Belfast City Council to act as their expert was allowed by Judge Rodgers to give evidence as such. Victoria, in reference to Judge Rodgers acceptance of non expert evidence from Peter Tallack said ” the courts would rather go with untrained, unqualified evidence rather than evidence from two trained, two qualified behavioural experts who both assessed Lennox and said he was not a danger” Lennox supporters around the world now know that Peter Tallack admits himself he is no behaviourist so why was it then that he based any of his assessment report on such? Why was it that Judge Rodgers allowed such a bad stage act to progress? Why was it that Judge Rodgers ignored the evidence of two highly skilled behavioural experts being David Ryan and Sarah Fisher who both agree Lennox is not a danger? and why did Judge Rodgers ignore all the other expert evidence given in Lennox’s defence and instead opt to accept the non expert opinion of Peter Tallack? To set the scene and give some history on Peter Tallack, he is on record as saying that an effective means to controlling a non cooperative dog is to be able to kick, punch or even step on a dog, although strange and quite disturbingly he did once serve time as a dog handler within the Metropolitan Police where he finally retired a Police Constable after holding the position for twenty five years, furthermore any Google or other search online will list the Met Police dog bite statistics which makes for very alarming reading considering that many of the bites recorded were caused by Police dogs to their own Police dog handlers.

Victoria, on closing of her October 2011 Positively podcast stated that from what she has witnessed of all assessment videos taken of Lennox while in Belfast City Council captivity that she saw a dog who surrounded by strangers demonstrated “incredible impulse control and an intent not to harm, I don’t think Lennox is a dangerous dog, I think he needs to go back to his family.”

You can listen to the Victoria Stilwell Positively podcast about Lennox by clicking on the ‘Click To Play’ link toward the top of this article. The pictures contained within this article are some of those taken from one of Lennox’s assessment videos and show the skin and fur condition that Victoria Stilwell is referring to in her podcast.

A small group of people, who they themselves, claim to be supporters, friends and even show listed as Facebook friends of a certain Belfast City Council dog warden released small, carefully planned snippets of Lennox’s assessment videos and documents last year online before the video’s had been shown in court, videos that they shouldn’t have had in their possession but if one of their posts from Facebook (see below image) is to be believed and true then one of them called Ann did admit online that she was contacted by someone within the council, offered and sent copies of Lennox’s assessment videos and documents.

Ann (Warden Friend) admits Being Contacted By Belfast City Council & Offered Then Sent Evidence DVD's & Documents Not Yet Seen By Court

These same people posted small edited pieces of video online in an attempt to portray Lennox in a bad light and to hopefully discredit the real experts acting for Lennox but unknowingly to them they actually helped show the world just how well of a self controlled, well behaved and beautiful dog Lennox actually is even after being looked up by strangers and neglected for two years. The obvious question is however, why didn’t these hateful people post the full video instead of edited snippets? Maybe its because it would have shown the world the truth, how Lennox isn’t a danger as his family and three real experts have stated all along, maybe it was because had they released the full video which they have then the world would have seen the horrendous skin condition that Lennox is being made to suffer whilst in the ‘care’ of Belfast City Council. The same small group of people in an attempt to disrupt Lennox’s case also setup fake duplicate Facebook profiles of certain Save Lennox campaigners and proceeded to post each other threatening and abusive messages online, screen capturing the messages and again distributing the screen captures online in aid to claim they had been sent from genuine Save Lennox supporters and campaigners, not satisfied there, the same people then recently setup a fake forum on which they posted fake messages and comments pretending to be from Save Lennox campaigners in an attempt to raise and secure funds, this group then screen captured the fake messages and sent them to Belfast City Council’s legal department who also attempted to act upon false information sent to them again in an attempt to disrupt and even bring a halt to innocent Lennox’s fight for life, however in their rush to help supply fake screen captures to Belfast City Council’s legal department the person who setup the fake forum and those who posted fake comments on the same forum did not realise that their IP addresses had been captured revealing their real identity. Thankfully this small group of twisted individuals failed in their attempts and Lennox’s legal hearing case goes ahead. More on this will be published in the coming weeks. Read Sarah Fisher’s statement on the leaked video edits here.

Courtesy of savelennox.co.uk

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116 comments on “Victoria Stilwell “Shocked” At Lennox Health Condition

    • hell no, it isn’t okay. This poor pup has done nothing to deserve the treatment he is given. I hope all the people that are the cause for this rot in hell. Let him go back to his family that loves him enough to keep fighting. How dare you stupid people. I might be able to understand had he hurt someone, but he has done nothing but suffer at the hands of you jerks. Free this animal!!

    • Have these officials completely lost their minds???? It appears blatently obvious to me that their intent is to cause/force this dog to turn aggressive in order for them to save face after having made a horrendous misjudgement by taking him away from his loving family. What they are doing here is nothing short of Nazi Germany during the holocaust. They are not even providing proper medical care and have allowed the dog to suffer injuries!!! Flat out deplorable and unacceptable decission making. Release this dog back to his rightfull, loving family NOW!!!!

  1. iam stinking speachless this dog needs to be returned now and charges placed against all the asshats that have tourchered this poor dog and his humans

    • I totally agree. How many other innocent dogs have been wrongfully taken and put to death because of the way they look. What breed are they going to decide to go after next? He doesn’t deserve to be put down. He never should have been taken in the first place.

  2. these pos need to let this dog go home and they need to leave him and his family alone iam beyond shocked at the way lennox looks every one of these jerks need to taste there own medicine iam more than happy to oblige there nothing but sorry excuses of sub human and make me sick

  3. Well lennox looks like he’s been beaten wot is the marks on his side let that poor boy go home he’s done no wrong and been there to long

  4. Anger me that if anyone but a council did this it would be animal cruelty, a fine or spell in jail. sickness me lennox isn’t with his family. i know my own dog would be lost and scared with out me. i pray you get him back and the council and courts get back to doing work they are paid to and not taking happy dogs into kennels. FREE LENNOX !!!!

  5. This situation with Lennox is absolutely so horrifying and barbaric that words fail me. His captors should be confined in a like manner. Good grief, you’d think Northern Ireland was a third world country.

    • Apparently it is! And moreover, is filled at the administrative level with stupid, uncaring, bureaucratic hacks who make a living by tormenting people and animals.
      May they all rot in Hell!

  6. This is wrong on so many levels, it is time to return Lennox to his family and give him every opportunity of spending the rest of his life free of torment. USPCA – Do your job and look after the welfare of this dear animal, he deserves it as much as any animal that you are charged with protecting.

  7. This is pure an out animal cruelity.if we let our dogs to be covered in sores an hair loss we would be done for bein cruel to an animal an undue suffering.

  8. I have been following this Evil story since the beginning and have come to the following conclusion,at first thought these people in Northern Ireland were just plain Stupid but am now of the opinion they are just plain Evil and Stupid and actually enjoy giving all animal-lovers throughout the world the finger.Even Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe would not go to these lengths to pxss the world off.
    Northern-Ireland is the home of Satan.

  9. WOAH… THIS IS PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABUSE AND TORTURE AT ITS WORST AS ITS AT THE HANDS OF THE SO CALLED LAW IN BELFAST…WHAT MORE BLOODY PROOF DO THEY NEED AT HOW CORRUPT THEIR LEGAL SYSTEM IS AND THE DOGWARDENS AND THE DISGUSTING PETER TALLECK(SPELT NAME WRONG I THINK)..WHATS WRONG WITH THESE BLOODY PEOPLE MAKE THEM FEEL REAL BIG DOES IT………YOU ARE EVIL THROUGH AND THROUGH,I HANG ON TO THE FACT THAT THE NEW JUDGE WHO WILL HEAR LENNOX’S PLIGHT ON 24TH MAY WILL REALISE HOW CORRUPT JUDGE RODGERS WAS IN THE FIRST PLACE AND, RELEASE LENNOX ALTHOUGH,WHY HE IS NOT ALREADY RELEASED IS BEYOND COMPREHENSION…… I FEEL SICK TO THE STOMACH AT THE ABUSE LENNOX HAS HAD TO GO THROUGH BECAUSE OF THESE EVIL PEOPLE…THIS WILL TAINT BELFAST FOR A VERY LONG TIME IF THEY DONT RELEASE HIM…WHAT MORE PROOF DO THEY NEED OF HIS INNOCENCE!!!!!! HOW DARE THEY DRUG HIM TOO!!!!!!! WAKE UP JUDGE AND LISTEN TO THE REAL EXPERTS NOT YOU ANIMAL ABUSING EX POLICE DOG HANDLER WHO, FRELY ADMITS TO ABUSING DOGS AND THAT HE IS NOT A BEHAVIOURAL EXPERT….WAKE UP…LENNOX HAS SUFFERED UNTOLD DAMAGE…THESE PEOPLE NEED TO ANSWER FOR THEIR LIES …….. SICK EVIL PEOPLE…..

  10. THE DISGUSTING CONDITION HEALTHWISE LENNOX IS IN IS ABUSE…ANSWER THAT ONE BELFAST CC… JUST CRYING FOR THIS BABY BOY IS AN UTTER SHAMEFUL DISGRACE AND SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED TO THE FULLEST……

  11. This brought a tear to my eye poor boy appalled seeing the dog in this state the workers at Belfast council should be ashamed of them selves poor boy needs to go home to his owners they must be mortified I hope he is returned quick style

  12. Poor Lennox my heart bleeds for you.This is beyond ridiculous, enough is enough let him go home now, he has proved his ‘innocence’ & shown what a beautiful furbaby he is – so now you need to prove yours. You are evil and sick to allow this level of suffering. Shame on you.

  13. Instead of one injection, they are killing him slowly and cruelly. How much suffering does he have to endure! And he has done nothing wrong!

  14. I have been following Lennox’s case for what feels like an eternity. This poor sweet boy needs to go home where he can be loved and cared for by his family. Belfast council have let this drag on for too long, all because some unreliable and uneducated person has lied. Belfast are the guilty ones. This is abuse. This dog is clearly not being cared for. He needs treatment. He has done nothing wrong. Lennox is innocent. Free Lennox. We will never be silent.

  15. This is disgusting behavior against animals. Animal cruelty disguised in ‘local ‘laws’. Sue & remove this council : SACK THEM ABD FREE LENNOX AND ALL LIKE HIM!

  16. This is beyond belief…..if I had let my dog get in this state, the RSPCA would be down on me like a ton of bricks…why are BCC not being investigated, or the so called vet that deemed him fit? I feel for you so much, to see your baby like this and not being able to help him, must be awful….this is so heartbreaking….keep strong..

  17. I am absolutely disgusted that a so-called civilised country can treat anything in this manner. It shows real malice to continue this torture. And inhumanity that is just shameful. Free Lennox now.

  18. Poor Lennox – he was seized as a happy healthy family pet. Look at his condition now – shame on you Belfast Council and all involved in the inhumane treatment of this poor lad

  19. Governements and courts do NOT listen to the experts. They all think they know it all and ALWAYS listen to the police. Its the same regarding BSL in the UK. They confer with experts for years, have a DEFRA consultation which the public voted against BSL over seventy percent. They then do what they always intended and do not repeal, blaming the police not wanting dangerous dogs on the street. The case of Lennox is appalling and against the Animal Welfare Act section four (unnecessary suffering of an animal) so they are breaching an act of Parliament ! They are digging their heels in, they are liars regarding his breed and temperament and should be punished for it. Free Lennox, he has served time for doing no wrong. I feel so angry but cannot express the words I wish to on here……….. What else needs to be done for Lennox ? How can we all help further ?

  20. HOW long has this poor animal been kept in this appalling way? HOW much longer will this go on? And who is paying for all of this? Belfast City Council? I dont think so. That poor baby. I can only imagine how his family must feel seeing him being treated in this way and how they feel when they see his condition and my heart goes out to Lennox and his loving family who have NEVER given up on him. What on EARTH is going on with Belfast City Council? Let the poor dog go home. Monitor the dog/the family, do whatever you want, but put an end to this ridiculous and CRUEL situation. I’m disgusted by all of this. SAVE LENNOX!
    And I agree with Phil’s comment above. In normal circumstances, a dog found in Lennox’s current condition would be investigated as a cruely case. SHAME on them.

  21. just let the poor morsel home to his owners loving arms it is plain to see who has lied and now who is keeping the cruelty going he is not a nasty dog anyone can see this is there no way the judge could b changed for an outside ruling get ceaser the dog whisperer on to this too this carry on would make any one sick FREE LENNOX for pity s sake enough torture is enough …..

  22. what the hell are they doing? this is animal cruelty and they deserve to be locked up for their crimes. This poor dog is innocent, he hasn’t committed any crime not like these cruel evil people who are holding him. Let him home to his loving caring family and stop this nonsense immediately. FREE LENNOX, FREE LENNOX.

  23. This judge seriously needs to step down and let someone who isn’t a hate mongering idiot fairly judge this case. Chance are HIGH AS T EMPIRE STATE THAT LENNOX WOULD BE HOME! Animals control need to seriously reevaluate people they hire and train them on proper handling in addition to realigning their priorities. Animals are meant to be cares for lovingly. Prisoners get treated better than these poor dogs who have done nothing to deserve it. I hope someone higher up in the government steps in and puts a stop to this circus!

  24. This is so very wrong. Lennox is crearly suffering, he should be returned home. Shame on you Belfast city council ,

  25. How can people who are supposed to be caring for leenox let him end up in such a state there is def something corrupt gong on if they won’t take advice from experts and instead use someone who has no idea. Lennox should be back.home with his family were he belongs i living Belfast and am utterly ashamed of or council and judicial system it is clear to everyone that Lennox is not a dangerous dog. LET LENNOX GO HOME WERE HE BELONGS x

  26. I am not in the least surprised as the reaction of the Judge! It seems these days the innocents are prosecuted and the criminals just given a slap on the wrist for just about anything they think they would like to do! So! Why should this attitude be any different for our canine companions? By the look of Lennox – the complete ingnorance of the assessments from the trained behaviourists etc;
    its my belief that behind the scenes the decision has already been made and those dealing with this case are annoyed that it is still going on! I really want this dog to WIN and for his owners to have him thoroughly medically assessed and hopefully a ‘powerful prosecution’ for all those that have neglected his health and welfare! Shame on the lot of them!

  27. They should just let that poor dog go home. This is so unnecessary. The dog is only being used as a pawn to prove an unvalid point, with no regard for the dog’s feelings or well being. When is this insanity going to stop? One day Jesus is coming back and all the hell that is going on in this earth will be over for everyone, including the animals, EXCEPT for the ones who are working for the devil and spreading around all this evil. Then it will be too late for them!

  28. Poor guy. Two years at the hands of people who do not like him. Dogs don’t live 50 – 100 years as humans do. It would appear the council plans to keep him until he dies. This is outrageous. And to those who might believe that he could “possibly” be a danger to their community…….how much in taxes has your council spent just to hold this dog and continue to attempt to kill him for that past two years. Even if you as a taxpayer don’t like dogs – they are horribly wasting your money.
    It’s nonsensical from top to bottom. (shakes head in sadness)

  29. I bet you it would have been different if he was a poodle, STOP ABUSING OUR DOGS AND LEARN ABOUT THE BREED B4 U JUDGE!!! makes me sick!!!

  30. Just because they are a ‘body’ does not mean they have power to neglet and abuse animals! Somebody please get more professionals there to show he is been neglected or let me work there and i will look after that poor lovely lennox for free, treat him right and show him love whilst he is being deprived of human love. It’s sickinening!!!!

    Love you Lennox, hope you get home safe and sound soon boy xx

  31. It seems like they will stop at nothing to try to turn him, animal cruelty, there is no other way to describe what they are doing and why are they getting away with it, what are the police, rspca and other such bodies doing to help him, they are quick enough in looking for our support, earn it.

  32. what can a say????disgusting,poor lennox these people should be charged with this,makes me sick how they can get away with this,and the judge well hes not fit to be in the job,seeing pics like that he should be letting lennox home n charging bcc,poor boy has dun no wrong and certinly dont deserve that,belfast you make me sick!!!!!evil evil people how dont deserve life,hope karma gets each and every one of use……….let the poor boy home,where he should have always been!!!!!!!!

  33. How could Belfast city council put a poor innocent Animal through this cruelty. Why oh why are they keeping poor Lennox locked up in a filthy cell. Such a life for a well loved gentle Dog’ I bet he does not know what hit him to end up like this. My goodness a whole two years of this. Shame on you B.C.C.

  34. BCC BIGOTTED BELFAST CONMEN.. Its about time this poor little fella was let out of hell. My ex father-in-law was a Belfast man n im sure he will b turning in his grave now knowing what this poor boy is going thru. If he was still alive today he would find the kennels n break Lennox free. Try contacting watchdog. Maybe they can expose bcc for what they are.

  35. People in the United States have been following the horrible story of Lennox with disgust and horror. The court system and some government officials in Ireland are completely wrong in this case and it is time that they be held accountable for the damage they have done to Lennox and his family. By ignoring the findings of experts, taking the word of a nonprofessional over the advice of said experts and ignoring this dog’s care and welfare, the judge and others involved have shown an utter disregard for the law. Shame on them for their inexcusable conduct. The battle cry of “FREE LENNOX” will echo around the world now.

  36. it is heart breaking, that poor little boy!! it is an absolute disgreace!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know how they can sleep at night

  37. IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ALL MIGHTY PLEASE HEAR OUR PLEADS OF MERCY AND NOTE OUR HEAVY HEARTS OVER THE UNJUST AND DIABOLIC TREATMENT OF THIS ANGELIC SOUL, LENNOX! OH LORD WE BEG YOU TO HEAR OUR PRAYERS TO HEAL, SAVE AND SEND BEAUTIFUL LENNOX HOME TO HIS LOVING FAMILY! THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST… AMENDMENT!

  38. DISGRACE!!!!! How these ppl can treat such an animal poor wee pet needs to go home to ppl who love him and want him instead of bein left in a pigsty. Old scenario NEVER judge a book by its cover. God bliss lennox and may god b on ur side xx.

  39. This is so disgusting. The only reason why Lenox is in the horrible prison is because these people will not admit that they have committed a crime and are at fault. This is completely clear other wive Lennox would be home long time ago. These people need to step down on their high horses, let Lenox go home and they NEED to BE PUNISHED for their crime for ANIMAL CRUELTY. All people involved in the suffering and capture of this innocent animal. INCLUDING THE F####JUDGE…
    I Will NEVER GO TO IRLAND..I Will SPread the WORD<< BOYCOTT THIS COUNTRY UNTILL JUSTICE IS MADE AND LENOX IS FREE,,, THIS IS JUST INSANE<<<YOU PEOPLE THAT ARE DOING THIS TO LENOX,,,YOU WILL PAY FOR IT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER<<<CARMA WILL GET YOU NO MATTER WHAT IN THIS LIFE AND AFTER LIFE.

  40. PLEASE SEND LENNOX HOME THAT POOR BABY NEEDS LOVE FROM HIS FAMILY. BE FOR BSL KILLS HIM THE HARD WAY ,MY HEART HURTS FOR LENNOX HE NEEDS TO BE FREE .BSL STOP THE BULL U ARE WRONG . AND BAD .GOD FOR GIVE U ALL FOR HURTING HIS GIFT TO MAN KIND LENNOX .BSL ARE THE BAD ONE NOT LENNOX HE IS IN PAIN AND ALL OF BSL DOING

  41. I have personally sent a message to the mayor and the bastard council i am disgusted with his overall health, these arseholes should be put in a cell and kept away from thier family and natural lfe i am so angry i feel sick

  42. Since when did using a rope as a leash become acceptable in proper dog restraint?

    This is where politicians are too scared to stand up for what is right – if Lennox was a danger to society, living under the current conditions that he has been would be enough for him to demonstrate this ‘danger’ multiple times. He has not done this once = HE IS NOT A DANGER TO SOCIETY. It is time to stand up and represent the people that elected you – help their animals, for who knows, it could be you asking for their help soon when your beautiful sweet dog is unfairly taken when the breed specific legislation moves on to the next breed to ban…

  43. Belfast CC is openly committing Felony Animal Abuse on Lennox! Prosecute Sue and Demand Lennox be returned home to his loving family!

  44. ENOUGH! This companion animal has suffered enough! For what? INHUMANE Humans on a power trip! You will receive your own punishment when younall meet your Maker! SHAME! :(

  45. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” ~Gandhi (1869-1948)

    “The measure of a society can be how well its people treat its animals.” ~Gandhi

    I’m certain Gandhi would have been appalled at Belfast City Council’s lack of morals and, as proven by their horrendous treatment of poor Lennox, they certainly do not measure up to the high standards of a more civilized society. SHAME on every one of them! When next you pray to God, think on how you have tortured Lennox. I don’t think God will be inclined to forgive what you have done and continue to do to this innocent dog and his loving family. I know Lennox’s Army will never forgive you…..never!

  46. I AM WRITING THIS IN TEAR,TEARS OF HORROR AT THE STATE LENNOX IS IN AT THE HANDS OF BELFAST CC WHO CLEARLY DONT CARE ONE BIT FOR HIS WELFARE..THE WOMAN HOLDING HIM SEEMS TO BE VERY FORCEFUL AND HE IS SO SCARED OF THAT ANYONE CAN TELL AND LOOK AT HIS LITTLE TONGUE OUT!THAT IS A DOG SO DISTRESSED AND SCARED AND FEARFUL OF WHAT IS COMING NEXT…FOR GODS SAKE IRELAND PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTHS ARE AND GET LENNOX OUT AND FREE… I CANNOT BELIEVE A JUDGE AS HIGH UP AS HE IS CAN LET THIS GO ON ANYMORE ,THOSE PICTURES ARE THE MOST DISTURBING I HAVE EVER SEEN ..THE WOMAN HOLDING HIM CLEARLY SCARES HIM… WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON ..HE’S NOT OF TYPE..HAS NEVER HURT ANYONE OR SHOWN ANY AGGRESSION,EVER,NEVER BITTEN AND ALL BECAUSE YOUR DISGUSTING LYING DOGWARDEN AND EX POLICE-DOG HANDLER LIED AND PERJURED THEMSELVES IN COURT….. FOR MONEY…THIS IS DISGUSTING…ALL LENNOX’S RIGHTS HAVE BEEN BREECHED BY LAW SO WHY,IS HE NOT FREE???SOMETHING VERY WRONG HERE…JOBS NEED TO GO HERE AND THE WHOLE LEGAL SYSTEM IN IRELAND NEEDS ADDRESSING AND SORTING OUT..IF YOU KILL LENNOX IT WILL BE MURDER AND THAT,YOU WILL ANSWER TO ,HEAR THAT JUDGE AND DOGWARDENS AS THE WHOLE WORLD WILL NOT LET YOU GET AWAY WITH IT AND,THEIR WILL BE JAIL TIME FOR YOU ALL.. LET LENNOX HOME NOW..JUST LOOK AT THE STATE OF HIM UNDER YOUR SO-CALLED LAW..YOU DISGUST ME!!!

  47. Lennox needs proper vet care! This is a case of animal abuse perpetrated by BCC! They are by far the ones in the wrong and so is the ill thought out BSL law! Also, in spite of the stupid law, there are so many illegalities that were involved with his seizure the whole case should have been thrown out of court right from the beginning! This has nothing to do with poor Lennox anymore. He is the scapegoat for egotistical people who are determined to ‘save face’ . They should be voted out and never be given a responsible job ever again! Totally disgraceful on their part.

  48. The people that pulled this sweetheart from HIS family members all should be ashamed of themselves of doign this to a sweet dog like him, THEY need to let him go back HOME to his family where he belongs if people contain their dogs in their homes and in fenced in yards, what is the PROBLEM, HUH? shame on them for not letting him remain with his family group. This dog needs his family to love him and care for his skin conditions, THEY shoud be made to pay for the untreated conditions he is IN NOW> laying in his OWN FECES. SHAME ON THEM> that is not right. they are being very cruel to this dog. LET HIM RETURN HOME and stop this BS> and stupid laws they are making a big fuzz over this.

  49. What has happened and continues to happen to Lennox is a tragedy. My heart breaks that it’s almost the middle of 2012 and he is still being abused like this.

  50. People ask where is the USPCA in all this, simple the USPCA virtually no longer exists, they have no interest and most certainly would not get involved in a case such as this, they would be more likely to condemn this poor dog the uspca are a complete and utter waste of space and will continue to be so until they get someone who really cares to run it, I sincerely hope and pray the judge will get more than 2 brain cells working have a bit of compassion and send Lennox home

  51. I don’t understan why if there is a clear case of animal abuse, the SPCA is not acting on behalf on Lennox. People in Belfast should storm in the kennel and save Lennox from the life of torture he is getting from the corrupted Belfast system. This kind of behavior shouln’t be tolerated.

  52. This is insane. They should immediately return lennox to his family and pay for all of his vet and chiropractic care. I would sue the shirts of their backs. This whole miserable situation was completely unnecessary.

  53. As a resident of Belfast city and part of its community, I am appalled and bewildered as to why Belfast City Council continue to waste their valuable time, effort and tax funded finances on what is clearly an unnecessary case. The dog was in great physical and mental health prior to the Council’s needless intervention. Since then that condition has depleted severely.

    Belfast City Council, go save homeless and downtrodden animals from streets and abusive homes, rather than promoting such mistreatment through your disgraceful actions.

    Kind regards.

  54. This is absolutely,blatantly,a criminal act by Belfast council.The judge should be investigated and then locked up.I hope that he gets home,but I fear the worst.The officer who gave his “evidence” should be taken round to a kennel,locked up and treated like Lennox has been.
    I think,and hope,that Lennox’s family should contact a lawyer as to his condition,and have them sue Belfast council for animal cruelty,causing unnecessary harm to an animal,and every other thing in the book they can throw at them.
    If I could,i would gladly walk into the “kennels” where he is kept and lock up all the wardens,give them daily beatings,have them sleep in their own filth etc etc,just like they seem to think is ok for Lennox.
    My heart goes out to you,lad,I hope you get home soon

  55. i have only one thing to say for the BCC……
    Nemesis is comming for you and you will pay for your crime…..
    FREE LENNOX

  56. I EMAILED ALL OF THOSE JERKS THAT ARE HOLDING LENNOX HOSTAGE! I HOPE THEY SUDDENLY GET A CONSCIOUS AND HEART AND RETURN HIM TO HIS FAMILY!

  57. exactly, not only does Lennox need to be returned b/c he’s harmless, for what they are doing to him, TORTURE, how can they not be charged with animal abuse? i suppose they could if they weren’t paying everyone off. really really sad that this is happening. what are they even trying to accomplish. its disgusting.

  58. is it really so hard to admit ” we are wrong”. and let lennox go home.i don’t think
    so. my heart bleeds for this poor dog and his family.

  59. Can someone else not step in here?? Any other Animal welfare group or Animal charity. These idiots are not above the Law. This cannot go on any longer. It’s as if they are trying to make Lennox a bad dog and so justify their actions. This whole fiasco needs to be thoroughly investigated by an Independant body. These twits need to held accountable for their prejudice against an innocent dog. LET THE DOG GO TOSSERS.

  60. this has nothing to do with this dog it has to do with power and control issues by insecure humans who lack compassion and intelligence..the more they hold this dog, the more is revealed about how abusive these people in power positions are and what they have been getting away with..if they were intelligent they would have let this dog go home immediately and not let the media and accredited trainers know the truth and spread the truth. Each day that goes by with Lennox in jail proves they know they are wrong but have too much false pride to admit it. Now Lennox will be helping many other animals not suffer what he has been through. New laws must be put in place and these people in power must be held accountable and investigated. What use to go on behind closed doors is now seen all over the world thanks to the internet..Let this poor dog go home…

  61. This story makes me so so sad, I feel so awful for his family and poor Lennox, I hope that Lennox is returned home as soon as possible!
    I really don’t understand the point they’re trying to make?? Lennox is a well behaved, loving family dog, why are they so hell bent in dragging this out? Just to prove a point? So they’re going to waste an innocent life out of ignorance? It’s sickening.
    This may be a bit of a far fetched idea, but have you contacted Ricky Gervais over this? I know it would be difficult to get his attention, but I know he is a massive animal rights campaigner and he would be appalled to hear Lennox’s story, I just think if you get celebrities involved, they can make the story known to thousands of people through one tweet, I’m pretty sure if he tweeted about Lennox, his followers would cause uproar, the more people that know about Lennox, the more pressure on the council!
    Best of luck to all of you and Lennox.
    xxx

  62. This circus has been strung out for far too long. They’ve held Poor Lennox for so long now, it will be a miracle if he can go back to his own home or be sent to a new home in another country, and not suffer from the trauma of being locked up and continually poked and prodded until they can make him look dangerous enough to be put down! At that point, I’d say the bad guys win. Does anyone have any ideas to keep spreading his story wider and farther?

    Hold on Sweet Boy! We have not forgotten you,

  63. Lennox should be released immediately
    Shame on you belfast council
    Do the right thing now and return poor lennox back to his loving family
    For goodness sake hes a american bull cross Labrador very loyal and loving
    Obviously you know your in the wrong as you wont listen to expert advice just one who was a dog handler not adequate
    Return lennox now wake up do the just thing

  64. Belfast Council – How would you like it if your family pet got on that list of dogs? How would you feel if someone came and took your FAMILY pet? How would you feel seeing your baby in those living conditions? After 2 years???? Really?? Give them back Lennox – the whole world is watching you and YOUR CRUELTY !!!!!!!!

  65. How absolutely for poor Lennox and his family. Yes the whole world is watching you – I am from South Africa and i find the way this poor creature has been treated is absolutely shocking!!!!!!! Give him back to his family.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. There are numerous people who have maliciously attacked and terrorized the family of Lennox for standing up to the city council in Belfast. To your dizzying, abusive souls I say …karma will settle up with you….soon.

  67. I thought I was as shocked as I could possibly be by this entire situation. Then I read the post before mine where Leif says that the family of Lennox have been attacked and terrorized for standing up to the city council in Belfast!!! Are you kidding me?!? I am so outraged by this! I am in the United States and I feel so helpless. I have bitten off all my fingernails over the last few hours awaiting news about todays court hearing and now I read that this family is suffering even more for standing up for what is right? Karma simply cannot settle up witrh those responsible soon enough for me!!! I am continuing to pray for Lennox and his family and I know the rest of the world is praying as well. May Lennox and his family be reunited after the hearing today. Amen.

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  70. I hang my head bin human right now. this judge n these people are sick n twisted. That poor dog aint done nothing wrong. These people need to pay for what they have done to him!!

  71. Belfast City Council, you collectively have LESS than the brains of a gnat!! Your employee, the cowardly moron of a “so-called” dog warden got it WRONG, based on pure ignorance. Then, instead of heeding the words of qualified experts – you pushed on with the travesty of injustice that is still failing to prove in any way that Lennox is a danger. Your continued abuse of this animal and neglect for any single aspect of his welfare is an unholy disgrace and yet you have still failed to break his gentle natured spirit and he has not caused harm to anyone since you began your cruel abuse of him more than 2 years ago. I could not say I would behave as well as this dog, if you treated me in this manner.

    BCC and all associated with this debacle of wrongdoing – you should all be ashamed and we will not forget your actions.

    For those at BCC for whom “it’s not your department” – evil only succeeds, where good people do nothing … STAND UP AND BE COUNTED – what your council is doing is wrong!

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  74. Isn’t there a higher instance where the family can make an appeal?
    Can’t the Council and kennel representatives be accused and brought to justice for evident abuse on the dog?

    This is sickening sad.. :(

  75. Is there no Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [SPCA] in Belfast? Why has this world renowned organization not come forward to seize this suffering animal and press charges of animal cruelty/neglect against his jailers?

    EVERY YEAR THE SPCA RECEIVES MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN GLOBAL DONATIONS TO PROTECT AND SAVE ANIMALS AT RISK … EVERYBODY SHOULD BE DEMANDING THE SPCA TO STEP UP AND ACT ON LENNOX’S BEHALF … IT’S IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE SPCA TO DENY KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT LENNOX’S PLIGHT SO WHY THE HELL ARE THEY SITTING ON THEIR HANDS AND DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT … TIME THE SPCA EARNS THAT DONATION MONEY!

    • Unfortunately the Northern Ireland USPCA have NEVER offered help for Lennox or spoken out for him however the USPCA are quite happy to continue asking public for donations to help protect animals suffering at cruel hands. USPCA should be utterly ashamed of themselves for ignoring calls for help and hopefully the public will realise the failing of USPCA and cease donating to such a group who line their pockets and fail to act in real cruelty cases such as Lennox.

  76. OMG! I just found this information for an SPCA in Belfast at:

    http://www.uspca.co.uk/USPCA%20Pages/Who%20We%20Are.html

    In the Who We Are section, it states:

    “The Ulster Society Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a Charity dedicated to the objective clearly stated in its title, ‘The Prevention of Cruelty and the Relief of Suffering.’”

    In the What We Do section, it states:

    “The USPCA investigates suspected contraventions of the Wildlife Order (Northern Ireland) 1985 and the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 1972.”

    And to add insult, it has at section crowing about sweeping changes, which you can view at:

    http://www.uspca.co.uk/USPCA%20Pages/sweeping%20changes.html

    The Sweeping Changes section states:

    “SWEEPING CHANGES MADE TO THE PUBLIC REPORTING SUSPECTED ANIMAL WELFARE ABUSES IN NORTHERN IRELAND
    From 1st April 2012 our 26 local authorities assume full responsibility
    for enforcement of The Welfare of Animals (NI) Act 2011.

    ALL public concerns regarding the welfare of Companion Animals (including equines) must be made to an officer designated by the relevant local authority.

    The contact details are as follows….

    Belfast City Council Area:
    Phone 028 9027 0431″

    I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE GET TOGETHER AND START A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AGAINST THE USPCA … HAVE THE USPCA BROUGHT UP ON CHARGES FOR DERELICTION OF DUTY AND OBTAINING OF PUBLIC DONATIONS/FUNDS UNDER FRAUDULENT CIRCUMSTANCES … SITE LENNOX’S CASE AS YOUR EVIDENCE

  77. Belfast council must be liable for all they have put this dog thru.I hope the owners take the matter even further with independent lawyers. Belfast you are a disgrace. So is the idiot judge. I hope he loses his job over this.

  78. OMG!!!! This is horrific… How on earth has Lennox coped with this treatment and abuse for so long… DNA has been taken, tested an proved that he has NO genes of a PitBull…

    I think it is time the bigwig’s get off their corrupt asses an see that this boy should be reunited with his family where he can get the tender loving care that he has been deprived of for so long…

    My heart goes out to the family and poor Lennox an I send you all big hugz at such a sad time but for Lennox I send the biggest cuddles an snuggles an sloppy kisses in the hope that they do actually reach him… x

  79. It is downright disgusting how Lennox is being treated, I just hope that after everything he has had to endure that he can be returned to his family and remain the loving family pet he once was. I have seen victoria working with dogs on both her UK and US shows, if anyone can tell that he is a safe dog it is her, it’s a shame Cesar Millan isn’t in the UK as I’m sure even he would support this campaign to free Lennox.

  80. I cannot understand how Belfast council can mistreat such a lovely dog I no if I was a Belfast citizen I would be very appaled with my council wasting public money when they no. There in the wrong and I also no that because off this miss treatment of such a lovley dog not a lot of peaple wouldnt think very highly of your country our country men it’s so sick Belfast you need to sort it and I deffenley no I wouldn’t be coming to your country any time soon if you treat animal like that what care would you treat a visited sad very sad

  81. Unfortunately, I think Lennox has been dead for a while. Either that or he’s in really bad shape and they don’t want anyone to find out. The BCC won’t release him to the world’s best dog trainer, they won’t let him go to America, they refuse to listen to any expert testimony, they won’t let the family say one last goodbye, and they won’t release his body to the family (the BCC said they may give them Lennox’s ashes). Is it just me, or does this sound a lot like a cover up? Why are they suddenly qualified to determine that Lennox is “dangerous”? Why won’t they give him to people who are obviously more than qualified to handle him? What possible reason do they have to not let the family say goodbye to him or have his body? Either he’s in really bad condition or he’s long gone. The BCC is just trying to avoid a lawsuit by covering their asses. They’re cruel, idiotic, sub-human assholes who do whatever they want because they know they can get away with it.

  82. First, the point must be made and repeated: Lennox is innocent – he has never bitten anyone, can be seen in photographs gently licking the face of the lying dog warden who perjured herself in court by falsely claiming to be “afraid to go near” this sweet-natured dog, who is not a pitbull breed and has done nothing to deserve being removed from his owners’ secure fenced yard on a trumped-up charge using an illegal incorrectly addressed warrant. I hope there is LEGAL ACTION PENDING for your abusive and dysfunctional mismanagement of friendly family pet and therapy dog Lennox, BELFAST CITY COUNCIL, along with a tourism boycott of your city if you kill this innocent family pet who has never harmed anyone in his life. I’m writing this from Australia and am one of hundreds of thousands of dog owners around the world who are disgusted by the appalling way Lennox and his family have been treated by Belfast City Council and also by the judges who have sat in judgement of this dog and have failed to possess the commonsense and sense of justice and fairness to exonerate him of the false claims against him – proven false by photographic evidence that can be viewed on http://www.savelennox.com ‘Perjury by a dog warden’ page – and to order him safely returned to the proper care of his responsible family; instead abandoning this innocent animal to shocking neglect, as evidenced by an extreme skin condition, and injury (to his neck – which was fine up until he was taken by Belfast City Council dog wardens) by exposing him to the unprofessional assessment methods of Peter Tallack, who has allegedly been observed standing on the necks of dogs to subject them to extreme dominance and who provokes dogs to defend themselves out of fear for their survival when subjected to his mistreatment masquerading as evaluation. This man should be investigated and prosecuted by the RSPCA, and Belfast City Council’s mayor, councillors and dog wardens should be sued collectively and individually for the physical and psychological harm they have unjustifiably wrought on Lennox and his family, and on their supporters around the globe, for more than two years. All based on dishonest claims by an extremely dysfunctional psychopathic dog warden intent on acting out an alleged grudge against this family by persecuting via their pet, who is very much a beloved family member and who has never harmed anyone.

  83. In all three photos, the butch thing looks like she is choking the heck out the the dog, and the last one, she’s pulling the rope so tight around it’s neck, his tongue looks to be just hanging out cause it’s being choked so bad. I wish every single person that thought this was the best thing for the dog, would come stand in my front yard, and i’ll show them how we treat animal abusers in the USA

  84. The warden with Lennox reminds me of the woman in the army scandal that tortured and took naked pictures of their prisoners all piled up….hmmm…where was that?? Guatanamo Bay???

  85. I don’t care whether Lennox is a danger to the public or not – either way he shouldn’t be abused while in the care of the council. Even a dangerous dog shouldn’t suffer abuse, they should just be humanely euthanised. It’s sickening to allow a living creature to go on suffering a painful condition like that and do nothing about it. That the dog warden thinks it acceptable to beat dogs into submission is disgusting. Would he treat naughty children in that way? Dogs like children will try to get away with what they can and it’s up to us to teach them that bad behaviour is not acceptable – we can’t do that by hitting them or they learn that violence is an appropriate response to something they don’t like. If the dog is beig treated like that then even if he wasn’t dangerous when he went in he will be dangerous when he comes out.

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