UK Police Lock Up “Dangerous” Dog for 2 Years Without Exercise

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Stella was seized in 2014 by the Devon Police for being a dangerous dog.  They locked her up for two years, without any love or exercise at all.  Shelter staff were not allowed by law to interact with Stella in any way shape or form, and Devon and Cornwall police refuse to give any specific reasons as to why Stella is considered dangerous.

An assistant at the private kennel that Stella is being held called Laura Khanlarian said they put her in the kennels as required.  Stella was lucky to get out of said cage but twice a day for behavior assessments, which to say the least, nowhere near enough.

“We were always told not to exercise or go into a kennel with any dogs; regardless of character, that had been brought in under the Dangerous Dogs Act,” said Laura Khanlarian, an assistant at the shelter.  “We were under no circumstances allowed to touch any of those dogs, which was hard.  Animal welfare comes before anything, and that was my job.  I don’t believe I would be doing it properly if I would sit back and think that’s OK.  It wasn’t OK – it’s not OK.”

Now, there is a “destruction order” sent down by a judge.  Stella is set to be euthanized under the Dangerous Dogs Act, and her human only has 21 days to appeal the decision.  Her human has been arguing her case for her the whole time, and there is no evidence that Stella has ever posed a danger to anyone.  The only evidence that was shown, was video footage of Stella locked up in the kennels, nothing else.

Stay tuned to Life with Dogs for more information on Stella’s case, as it is reported.

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467 thoughts on “UK Police Lock Up “Dangerous” Dog for 2 Years Without Exercise”

  1. Go figure… The friggen police can’t even carry firearms! It’s a wonder that the terrorists haven’t sacked that country yet.

  2. This breaks my heart how can you sleep at night. This is a big deal it’s God’s creature and you are not caring for those without a voice.
    Stop the BS and let this dog be adopted. Stop being such a cruel

  3. Let her go to the US and live out her life. If this shelter is willing to take full responsibility for Stella, then why not? I hope they do, because just looking at her picture makes me believe she’s not nearly as bad as they say. Like most of the people here say, she’s scared and has every right to be!


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