'Dangerous dogs' seized to protect public in Walthamstow

Dogs have been seized during operations in Walthamstow

Dogs have been seized during operations in Walthamstow

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Dangerous dogs have been seized during operations in Walthamstow.

The council's Dog Enforcement Team visited addresses in Queens Road and Chingford Road on June 25 after receiving information from the public.

Two dogs are now in the care of the council and an unspecified number of prosecutions are being prepared for various offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Another warrant was executed on June 4 in Monoux Grove, Walthamstow, in response to complaints of dog’s aggressive behaviour.

A dog which is a banned breed was discovered at the address and seized.

Two people were arrested at the scene for assault on police and preventing officers from seizing the dog.

Waltham Forest Council claims to be the only council in London taking proactive action to identify dangerous dogs.

Councillor Clyde Loakes, deputy Leader and cabinet member for environment, said: “Protecting the residents of the borough from vicious dog attacks, the likes of which we have all heard about on the news, is of great importance to the Council,” he said.

“Not only do dangerous dogs present a risk to our residents, but there are also examples of pets being savaged by banned breed dogs in the borough.

“It is simply not something we are just going to sit back and accept. Our Dog Enforcement Team is one of the largest in the capital and it is out and about actively tracking down irresponsible owners and holding them to account.”

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11:28am Thu 10 Jul 14

zuzankalondon says...

Our dog enforcement team , lol, what a bunch of idiots. They size "dangerous breeds" but these people don't realize is not the dogs but the owners. They should try to size the people and put them to sleep and we see how many attacks will decrease. this is just ridiculous and Breed Specific Legislation doesn't work and will never work until people change their ways. They sizing the wrong dogs, some of the are aggressive but some of them are just family pets and because of the look they are taken away, what a bunch of crap. Change this stupid pointless law as it is obvious is not working. Start educating people about ANY dog breeds and stop only concentrating on some Types. Ridiculous.... Z.
Our dog enforcement team , lol, what a bunch of idiots. They size "dangerous breeds" but these people don't realize is not the dogs but the owners. They should try to size the people and put them to sleep and we see how many attacks will decrease. this is just ridiculous and Breed Specific Legislation doesn't work and will never work until people change their ways. They sizing the wrong dogs, some of the are aggressive but some of them are just family pets and because of the look they are taken away, what a bunch of crap. Change this stupid pointless law as it is obvious is not working. Start educating people about ANY dog breeds and stop only concentrating on some Types. Ridiculous.... Z. zuzankalondon
  • Score: 1

12:09pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

zuzankalondon wrote:
Our dog enforcement team , lol, what a bunch of idiots. They size "dangerous breeds" but these people don't realize is not the dogs but the owners. They should try to size the people and put them to sleep and we see how many attacks will decrease. this is just ridiculous and Breed Specific Legislation doesn't work and will never work until people change their ways. They sizing the wrong dogs, some of the are aggressive but some of them are just family pets and because of the look they are taken away, what a bunch of crap. Change this stupid pointless law as it is obvious is not working. Start educating people about ANY dog breeds and stop only concentrating on some Types. Ridiculous.... Z.
You are correct, blame the idiots that 'train' them.
[quote][p][bold]zuzankalondon[/bold] wrote: Our dog enforcement team , lol, what a bunch of idiots. They size "dangerous breeds" but these people don't realize is not the dogs but the owners. They should try to size the people and put them to sleep and we see how many attacks will decrease. this is just ridiculous and Breed Specific Legislation doesn't work and will never work until people change their ways. They sizing the wrong dogs, some of the are aggressive but some of them are just family pets and because of the look they are taken away, what a bunch of crap. Change this stupid pointless law as it is obvious is not working. Start educating people about ANY dog breeds and stop only concentrating on some Types. Ridiculous.... Z.[/p][/quote]You are correct, blame the idiots that 'train' them. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 4

1:13pm Thu 10 Jul 14

fed up man says...

these dogs should be banned in uk full stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
these dogs should be banned in uk full stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fed up man
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