26 years ago today the Dangerous Dogs Act came into force and the press had a feeding frenzy with photos of smiling dog wardens seizing their five minutes of fame proudly photographed in the act of killing someones pet dog, Dogs were held for years in limbo because for the owners to give up fighting meant ending their dogs life.

Some of those dogs were lucky that their cases were not concluded by the time the much campaigned for amendment to the act came into force and they were allowed to be considered for exemption, others like Otis were not.

Otis’s owners dedication and loyalty to his dog should never ever be forgotten. There is a lesson there for the owners of any dog of any breed to return the loyalty we are shown by our dogs, hold them close, treasure and care for them. Some people would give anything for the chance to be able to do the same


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