Monday, 14 September 2009

Thinking of Bruce

Some of you may have read about Bruce, the dog seized from his family in Northern Ireland, believed to be of pitbull type (which are illegal in the UK, including Northern Ireland). The poor soul has been held in kennels for a long time and lots of people have been involved in trying to save his life and have him released.

Today his case is at the court of appeal and many people around the world have their fingers - and paws - crossed for Bruce.

Muzzle and I hope very much that Bruce is allowed to live and be released back to his family. He has done nothing wrong other than to be born of a physical appearance banned in some places :-( Imagine your dog being taken from you just because of how they look :-(

A few months ago various candlelit vigils were held around the world. Those that couldn't get to one were asked to hold their own at home and take a photo. These photographs were made into a number of montages posted on YouTube. This was the photo of Muzzle and me. We have been thinking of Bruce all day and hoping so much for a positive outcome.

Here is a video about saving Bruce, borrowed from YouTube:

Please let Bruce live.


Mango said...

That is so sad we almost cannot bear to look. Breed specific laws are just dumb beyond belief. Good luck to Bruce.


Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Thanks for letting us know that today is the court of appeal day. We heard about this story and signed the petition a few months ago. We put up a picture of support too.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo and Bobo

pam said...

We had not heard of Bruce's plight but are saying prayers right now.

We have so many Pittie friends that this just makes us mad. Stupid humans!

Bobo and Meja

Mango said...

Little Minnie,
Momma says your pressie arrived today. I cannot wait to open it.


Rufus and Indie said...

So sad to hear such a terrible story! I can't belive this is happening in our world!
Rufus and Indie

Fields of Linen & White said...

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO BRUCE? Please let us know. We have two Pit bulls and love them dearly, I would hate to have them taken froma us. Plese, Please, let me know about Bruce. I pray the outcome was a good one.
Blessings Cheryl

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Cheryl, Muzzle has asked someone helping Bruce and his owner and nothing has happened :( Apparently Bruce is still being held and his owner is waiting for a court date, so no news at all really :(

Thanks for asking,