A puppy found abandoned in a rubbish bin in Auckland has been put down - the innocent abandoned puppy was handed over to Auckland Council/ Henderson Animal Shelter- with hopes of finding a new home and a loving family for him.
Geoff Keber, Auckland Council's manager animal management, confirmed the dog had been euthanised because he was a pit bull type terrier:
"Notwithstanding his poor health, Chip was determined to be wholly or predominantly American Pit Bull Terrier," he said.
"Auckland Council has a long-standing policy, as did all of the legacy councils before it, not to adopt out dogs that are of this type. The Dog Control Act allows councils throughout New Zealand to adopt this policy and many of them do. We strongly believe that this policy is in the best interests of the community as a whole."
They euthanised a dog just because of what he looks like! They don't take genetic tests as proof of breed!
There were so many people willing to give him a loving home and to pay for any possible vet bills. More than 12,000 people from all over the world signed a petition to save his life. Now, people all over the world know about Chip.
Don't let Chip have died in vain. Let him be the dog that changed things even after his death. Stop it happening to the millions of other Chips out there.
Let's at least make poor little Chip's legacy a shift in policy due to overwhelming public outcry.