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LENNOX DEATH IMMINENT: Family of Lennox Releases Official Statement On Doomed Dog's Fate - National Dogs | Examiner.Com

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Despite a brief moment of possible hope Monday for incarcerated dog Lennox it appears that the Belfast City Council intends to proceed with his destruction.The family are not allowed to visit their dog, but rather "will receive some ashes" in the mail.

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Michelle S (462)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:20 pm

"The official 'Save Lennox' Facebook page has just released a solemn statement about Lennox's fate:

Official Statement From Lennox's Family:

'We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all again for your messages of support. We are sorry to say at the present time Belfast city council seem to be intent on killing our boy. Despite previous assurances otherwise, we have been denied the opportunity to say goodbye. We have also been told that we cannot collect his body and bring Len home. We have been informed however that we will receive 'some' ashes in the mail.'

The news is a devastating blow to thousands of supporters from across the world who are both stunned and outraged that a dog, innocent of any wrong-doing, will be destroyed.

Sadly, based upon the family's statement, there is even further reason to believe that Lennox may have been killed already - hence the officials' refusal to budge on their ruling...."

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:33 pm
This is too sad for words.

Monika V (443)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:38 pm

Have no words for this unbelievable, cruel, merciless behavior of Irish officials. Killers, all of them !!!!!!!


Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:47 pm
2 years of people's fight for Lennox and now it will end like that....terrible.

Judy Mann (25)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:47 pm
WE NEED THE VOICE OF THE ENTIRE WORLD TO PROSECUTE THESE LOW LIFE SCUMS OF THE EARTH!! they will NOT get away with this! this is the most outrageous act of senseless, barbarism! they need to be held accountable for their ridiculous lack of any sort of intelligence!

Julie P (54)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:51 pm
I cannot believe this.

Julie P (54)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:53 pm
They are going to send "some" ashes to the family in the mail?
What kind of people are there members of the Belfast city council????

I'm outraged and saddened.

Julie P (54)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:05 pm
I do not know whether it might help or not writing to him, but here is the contact info for the Mayor of Belfast.

Lord Mayor's Office
Belfast City Hall

Telephone: 028 9027 0486

Inconsolable T (44)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:08 pm
" What we do in life, Echoes in Eternity "

Those responsible for being completely lacking of compassion, the ability to do right or listen to the angels of their better nature, if they have chosen to still go through with taking the life of Lennox or have already done so, without any good or justifiable cause, should at the time of their own deaths, be hit with the realization, this was the moment they consigned themselves to an eternity in limbo.

Barb K (1688)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:11 pm

desanka s (416)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:31 pm
I'm with BarbCat!

Dropping some extra love for Lennox the Belfast dog


Giorgio K (10)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:32 pm
Sent an email to the Mayor of Belfast, though, as the article said, at this point they might have already killed poor Lennox.

I wish I had your positive outlook, Barb!

Debbie Crowe (87)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:35 pm
Oh God. Please don't let this be true!!! (tears running down my cheeks).

Lennox needs love and attention. He still has a lot of licks to pass out, a lot of playing to do, a lot of sleeping on a soft couch or bed, a lot of good eating, and a lot of love to give his people!!!

Oh my God. My heart is breaking for this poor sweet dog I have never met, but I feel like I know him!!

Eve L (57)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:38 pm
I hope those people will only have bad luck in their lives, that's all they deserve after what they did to that poor Lennox. Wanting a dog dead for no reasons... They are just a heartless bunch of ignorants.

divergent revolution (309)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:40 pm
If I didn't have a sick pup lying by my feet,would be very sad for that family and poor Lennox.
He didn't even know how many of us were pulling for him.
well,hope what comes round goes round.

Laura H (964)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:44 pm
I hope all of the monsters involved in this evil, barbaric and cruel case get what is coming to them. They are heartless garbage.


MmAway M (507)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 2:56 pm
No frigging words for the Owners of this Special Dog...They left behind a part of their family and choose not to continue to fight for him...WT???????????

For Cotten Picken Sake if it was my Dog, I would be there in a hotel or on the street, homeless, to continue to make sure I got my Best Friend Home...Apparently, Lennox wasn't a part of their family since they GAVE UP....2 years. I would never of left the Country and checked on my Dog each and every day!

But, that is just me~

Liz NO FWDS G (72)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 3:05 pm
Noted and too many tears to say much except my heart breaks for beautiful Lennox and all his suffering and to never see his loved ones for the last time is so cruel and heartless.He will never know how much he is loved.Is he already in heaven and that is why BCC cannot let his family or anyone see him to be able to rehome him,something not right here !!!!!!!! I am still hoping and praying for a happy ending.Keeping you dear Lennox in my heart and prayers.Thank you Michelle.Liz Xx

leslie c (18)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 3:08 pm
The whole scenario makes no sense. I don't mean to be a harbinger of
doom but I have a tendency to look at the facts & the reasoning that is
going on w/ any situation. We know that Lennox has been held in sub-par
conditions for most if not all of the 2 years he has spent in custody. The
attitude on the part of the Belfast City council has been to respond with
such extreme resistance in the face of tens of thousands of supporters
worldwide & the criticism that they will face if they put Lennox down that
it leads, at least me to believe he is already gone. The FACT they will not
allow his owners to see him one last time & that they are deprived the proof of
identification of his body for them to bury is an act of negligence & cruelty
so remiss of emotion & feeling in the face of what has been the most emotional
and gruelingly long of campaigns being fought internationally makes no sense.
That they could possibly want to invite what will be one of the most unwanted
of public attacks in their own city & on the worldwide internet should they go through
with this can only be because they have absolutely no choice. And they have no choice
most likely because the truth is Lennox most probably already died of neglect.
Too admit this would be even worse for their public image than the reasons they
give that Lennox poses a threat to society & therefore they have no choice but
to put him down. All their actions point to a very guilty, slimy, inhumane group
of people who should summarily be dismissed from their positions & have charges
brought against them for this unnecessary drama they have created & put the family
& activists the world over through, the waste of the courts & our time & money & the
fraud committed in a court of law & perpetrated in the public domain. Not one
response made by this council smells of truth. I can only hope I'm wrong.

Jelca Bruigom (74)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 3:22 pm
Please my friends, don't brake down and give up. The Lennox(body) needs to be released, dead or alive. This whole case needs to be examined. They cannot throw ashes of which dog we don'tn know if noone has seen him....a law without prove and evidence that's what't wrong. I would have broken in this prison just to make sure who is telling lies here for my dog. Information is kept behind for those that have the right to know. Who wants to live there? Somebody is covering somebody else trying to silence our globe. Its about Lennox and I'm in pain, but its above all about justice and a system that just broke in front of our eyes. And Barb, I believe humans need to work harder to make things right in all the wrong, but you are right; don't give up people: its not just neglect toward Lennox its also neglecting people, the family and a whole lot of others by now. The stories don't make anyone there thrust worthy. Who was the last expert there and when....keep questioning the situation. write, this ain't over.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 3:33 pm
Something is very definitely rotten in Northern Ireland. They need a Royal Commission into this case, something isn't right here. Praying for you, dear Lennox, praying that those incompetent prats on the BCC will find their hearts.

Evelyn B (79)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 3:37 pm
Noted Tks. Michelle.. I'm not giving up yet I'll keep praying for a happy ending... But for BCC regardless I believe Karma will come and bite them in the butt..

. (0)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 3:47 pm
I feel so heartbroken and want to believe in the best outcome, but am at the point, where one minute there is a brief bit of light and then..back to darkness. I have to agree with Leslie's remarks because none of this makes sense. How can any group of people be so cruel and merciless towards an animal who did no harm..even in the face of such a public outcry. If in the end he is alive and is spared....we will breathe a sigh of deep relief and maybe remember how to sleep again. If not...I hope this is not forgotten and that there will be such an uproar that Belfast has never seen in their lives and the rotten bastards who doled out the death sentence should beware and shudder when the time comes to meet their maker. In the goes to show that no matter where...we have to fight hard..and I don't mean just signing a petition and moving along. We need laws that protect the lives of our animals and saves them from the wanton cruelty, neglect and murder which has become so common in the case of Lennox.

Jan Garen (86)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 3:56 pm
I too think that something highly suspicious is going on. There is no sense or reason to making themselves international pariahs - the bad publicity alone will have overwhelming effects on Northern Ireland and particularly Belfast. The Lord Mayor's office reaction to my email yesterday was 'deleted without being read'.
Public servants have a duty to answer all enquiries and they are all ignoring everyone. Neither can I see that it is legal not to allow the owners to see their dog.The whole thing stinks. I too would like to know when the last person who could ID Lennox actually saw him.

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 4:08 pm
*****Their actions....UNFORGIVEABLE*****

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 4:21 pm
Im so heartbroken! Poor Lennox and his family. Lennox did not deserve what happened to him. How could "anyone" with a heart do such a horrible thing?? ..You know what they say about those who knowingly perform wrong deeds?! ..Payback is a b***h and karma is even worse!!!!
Bless Lennox and his family

Naoko i (264)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 4:28 pm
I'm in tears, but no time for just crying. I agree with leslie, Jelca, Toni and Jan. We must demand full investigation on what've been going on with Lennox.

MmAway M (507)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 4:38 pm
Naoko~ Totally agree~

Heather Norstrom (51)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 4:45 pm
There are so many broken hearts right now because of this innocent sweet angel, Lennox. My hope is that dear sweet Lennox is at peace now wherever he is, though I believe these filthy monsters did this a while back. I hope and pray that every last one of these pieces of garbage and their families will suffer the most horrible misery and death from now on. I will be calling the Irish embassy in Houston as well!

samantha l (0)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 5:00 pm

Lennox D. (0)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 5:04 pm
We need all togheter to prosecute and take to the court this heartless garbage people, who kills innocent Lennox, even i do not know how to call this heartless garbage...

Carol H (229)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 5:13 pm
sadly noted

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 5:28 pm

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 5:34 pm
Sadly noted

Kim O (396)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 5:35 pm
F%$kin' speechless. I'm not throwing in the towel yet. Where the hell is Robinson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kay M (347)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 6:00 pm
so horrible.

Michael C (217)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 6:05 pm
Noted and still hoping...However as a person who's always been proud to proclaim my Irish heritage, I am today embarrassed... If they murder Lennox, I wish every bad thing, Karma will bring to the Belfast City Council, In fact I pray for nothing but misery for every person on that f**king cursed organization...And a personal message from me to all the members of the BCC, F**k every one of you, and I will smile for every bad thing that happens to any one of you scum bags on that Council...

Kim O (396)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 6:27 pm
Ditto Michael!!!

Sinisa Martinovic (41)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 7:17 pm
I don't know where to begin...
How does it not hurt them to do such a cruel act like this
When all of us people mean to end a cruel act, we mean end it
We are done being played with by the government
We should take a stand towards all of this

Michelle S (462)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 8:57 pm
Murder. Fraud. Corruption. A foul, foul stench is emerging from Belfast.
We will not forgive.
We will never forget.

Ingrid A (524)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 9:03 pm
How very sad. Its noted.

Bianca D (87)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 10:05 pm
I'm with BarbCat!!!

. (1)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 10:20 pm
Noted. Thank you Michelle.

Wednesday July 11, 2012, 1:18 am
I'm with BarbCat!

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 1:45 am
How heartless!!!!! Hard to find words for this. Thanks for sharing, Michelle. Glad to hear that Barb has such a positive view. Really refreshing! Thanks for that Barb!

Julia R (297)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 1:52 am
I’m just heartbroken to hear this statement from the family! The behavior of the BCC and their evasiveness about meeting with Victoria Stilwell and others, as well as barring the family from visits with Lennox, and their intransigence about letting Lennox live and be rehomed rather than to euthanize him is deeply troubling. Refusing the family a final visit with their dog and then saying they wouldn’t even allow the family to have Lennox’s body, and saying that they might receive some ashes in the mail! This is utterly heartless and totally without precedent.

There's something very wrong about this situation and it seems that there’s a cover up here! Belfast City Council doesn't even want the family to be their while their own dog is unjustly euthanized! Is it because they don't want the Barnes family or anyone else to know that Lennox had an injury that they caused? The BCC is rife with dishonesty, moral corruption, and terrible abuse of power! What a bunch of totally rotten and despicable people they are.

"Speaking to her co-host about Lennox’s skin condition whilst in the so called care of Belfast City Council, Victoria Stilwell 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. 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!”

It is obvious that Lennox wasn’t receiving proper medical attention for his skin condition by the BCC. But, what about the neck injury? Why did Lennox have a neck injury?! As Victoria Stilwell states, "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.

Could this be why the BCC is so reluctant to spare the life of Lennox and accept an offer to rehome him?
Because they might have caused a neck injury to Lennox and maybe this is why Lennox wasn’t being taken to a vet because they didn’t want the vet to notice, treat, or document this injury? When did this injury happen? As Victoria Stilwell says, it happened sometime after Lennox was in the care of the BCC. Is this why they won’t let Lennox live and be rehomed in the U.S.? And was this why they wouldn’t allow the Barnes family to visit Lennox? And is this also why they won’t let the family have Lennox’s body, or be by Lennox’s side to say a final goodbye?
Because they don’t want anyone to know how they injured Lennox. Maybe this is why they have only offered the ashes from Lennox’s cremated body because without Lennox’s body as evidence, no one would ever really know
about the injury they likely had caused.


Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 2:06 am
MURDERERS MUST PAY!!!!!!!!!!! I agree with Julia R, something is ROTTEN at the BCC!!!

Danuta W (1250)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 3:20 am

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 5:39 am
I would not like the karma which is coming to members of Belfast City Council!

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 5:49 am
What goes around comes around!!

Sara P (54)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 6:35 am
I prefer to not comment................but I want to say THANKS THANKS THANKS again to ALL OF YOU GUYS, to all those who fought until the last breath of Lennox, God bless you all especially Michelle, for having kept informed me every day. Around the world there are others Lennox that deserve our attention and our efforts to save their lives.

Joy W (103)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 7:15 am
No words .....

tracey p (81)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 10:51 am
I am beyond heartbroken at the fate of this lovely boy. Shame on all involved. I am filled with sadness. Thanks to everyone of you who has tried so tirelessly to help Lennox. If only someone at BCC had been blessed with a little compassion.

tracey p (81)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 11:10 am
So they have confirmed that they killed him. I am completely distraught.

Carolina Amnell (74)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 11:46 am
Please sign and share:
On July 11, 2012 Lennox lost his life after a two year battle due to Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). We are here to ensure Lennox is remembered, and that he did not die in vain. We are a group of devoted animal lovers who want to see Lennox' Law come to light, and an end to BSL. We are also here to support those going through the same hell as Lennox and his family. We aim to get as many worldwide signatures as possible to present to legislature and get this horrific law abolished. THE BATTLE IS FAR FROM OVER.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 11:53 am
Sadly noted.

M B (62)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 12:02 pm
I find no words, I've just sent another e-mail to Peter Robinson...and some minutes later I read about Lennox's death. This is so painful. Please sign the petition:
because the battle is not over yet !

Jaime Alves (52)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 12:42 pm
This is a disgrace to the city of Belfast, actions like this speak a 1000 words about the Irish.!!
Hope the city council of Belfast catches the Pox.!!

Dot Sager (0)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 1:41 pm
Sue, sue,sue.Get a good lawyer and sue everyone attached to this debocle.

Michelle S (462)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 1:46 pm
From Victoria Stillwell Positively:

"Victoria joined host Wendy Austin on BBC Radio Ulster and sparred with Pat McCarthy, the head of Belfast City Council's (BCC) Environmental Health Committee, just hours after the BCC destroyed Lennox, an American Bulldog/Labrador mix with no history of aggression or behavior issues. The dog was confiscated 2 years ago due not to his aggressive nature, but rather simply because his bodily dimensions fit the profile of supposedly dangerous dogs under Northern Ireland's breed-specific legislation (BSL). Despite pleas from millions around the world, Victoria's offer to rehome Lennox outside the UK, and personal intervention from Northern Ireland's First Minister, the BCC insisted on euthanizing this dog, claiming that they were merely following the law, although they fought tooth and nail to achieve the flawed ruling in the first place."

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 1:51 pm
Noted. This makes me SO sad. Thanks for posting Michelle.

REGINE Wannenmacher (12)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:49 am
so sad!!!

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 11:49 am

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Thursday July 12, 2012, 11:49 am
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