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Family Dog Seized and Abused by W. Drayton Police

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September 12, 2008

I AM CONTACTING YOU ABOUT OUR FAMILY DOG (SPIKE) THAT WAS SEIZED BY THE POLICE ON THE STREET 6 WEEKS AGO. THEY SUSPECTED THAT HE WAS A PITBULL...... BUT AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE PICTURES I HAVE ADDED TO THIS EMAIL, HE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE THAT BREED.

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THE FIRST PICTURE IS OF SPIKE AS HE WAS BEFORE THE POLICE SEIZED HIM. THE REST ARE OF HIM WHEN HE WAS RETURNED TO US ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK. HE IS HALF THE SIZE HE WAS, HIS RIBS AND SPINE ARE PROTRUDING. HIS FACE AND SIDES ARE SCABBY. IN BETWEEN HIS TOES ARE RED RAW. HE HAS ULCERS ON THE OUTSIDE OF HIS BACK PAWS. HE HAS TERRIBLE DIAHORREA. HE HAS A SKIN INFECTION..... BALD IN PARTS. HE IS A SORRY SIGHT AND IT IS VERY UPSETTING TO SEE ANY ANIMAL IN THIS TERRIBLE STATE. WHEN MY DAUGHTERS PHONED THE WEST DRAYTON DOG POUND, THEY WERE TOLD BY THE PEOPLE THERE THAT ALL THE DOGS THERE WOULD BE GETTING THE BEST OF TREATMENT. IF THIS WAS THE BEST THEY CAN DO.... THEN GOD KNOWS WHAT THE REST OF THE DOGS LOOK LIKE. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO LOOK INTO THIS FOR ME IF ITS POSSIBLE. ONLY I FEEL THAT BECAUSE ITS THE "POLICE", NO ONE WANTS TO KNOW. I TOOK HIM TO THE RSPCA ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.... ALL THEY SAID WAS , TAKE HIM HOME, LET HIM REST, FEED HIM AND THEN BRING HIM BACK AFTER A FEW DAYS. THEY WEREN'T IN LEAST BIT INTERESTED IN HOW HE GOT INTO THIS STATE. "SPIKE" IS A BEAUTIFUL LOVING GIANT TEDDY BEAR OF A DOG, NEVER HAD A FIGHT, NEVER EVER BEEN AGGRESSIVE, ALL THE LOCAL KIDS KNOW AND LOVE HIM, ALWAYS ASKING TO TAKE HIM FOR A WALK. THE NEIGHBOURS THAT HAVE SEEN THE STATE OF HIM AND THE KIDS HAVE BEEN SO UPSET. HE CAN'T WALK OR EAT PROPERLY, HE CAN BARELY STAND. I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF HE WILL SURVIVE FOR NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. PLEASE HELP US TO STOP THIS CRUELTY TO THE DOGS THAT THE POLICE ARE SEIZING. THE DOGS DON'T CHOOSE WHAT BREED TO BE...NOR DO THEY CHOOSE THEIR OWNERS. NO ANIMAL DESERVES TO BE TREATED AS SPIKE HAS BEEN.

THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF SPIKE HAVING HAD A BLOOD TEST TO ASCERTAIN WHAT BREED HE IS. WE WEREN'T GIVEN ANY DOCUMENTATION AS TO WHAT THEY HAD DONE WITH HIM. NOR WERE WE GIVEN AN EXPLANATION AS TO WHY HE WAS IN SUCH A TERRIBLE STATE. ITS AS THOUGH, THEY ARE THE POLICE..... AND THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY LIKE. IF YOU CAN'T HELP US TO FIND OUT HOW AND WHY THIS HAS HAPPENED THEN MAYBE YOU CAN PUT US IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN.


Update, September 14, 2008

THANK YOU FOR CONTACTING ME. SPIKE IS NOW AT THE RSPCA HOSPITAL IN PUTNEY. HE IS IN A VERY SERIOUS CONDITION. WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT HE MAY NOT SURVIVE. THEY SUSPECT THAT HE HAS CONTRACTED PARVO VIRUS. THE ONLY PLACE HE COULD HAVE CONTRACTED THAT, WAS IN THE WEST DRAYTON POLICE DOG POUND. THEY SENT HIM HOME WITH A DISEASE THAT MAY WELL NOW BE CONTRACTED BY SPIKES MUM, AS SHE IS OUR FAMILY PET AS WELL. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO POST THE PICTURES I SENT IN MY FIRST EMAIL, TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF THE CRUELTY THAT TAKES PLACE ON OUR BELOVED PETS WHEN THEY ARE ENTRUSTED TO THE VERY PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO STAND UP FOR THEM, TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE WHO ARE CRUEL TO ANIMALS ARE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. MAY GOD FORGIVE THEM FOR WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR LOVELY SPIKE........ BECAUSE I DON'T THINK I CAN. WE ARE ALL PRAYING HE PULLS THROUGH.


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