Friendly dog Rocket was seized by Cardinia Shire Council for being of "pit bull type". This dog did absolutely nothing wrong, other than meet some of 22 points on a checklist devised by the Victorian Government to determine a 'restricted breed'.
Rocket has been held for several months in an undisclosed location and his owners are now having to fight for him in the Supreme Court.
The Department of Primary Industries Code of Practice for the Management of Dogs and Cats in Shelters and Pounds states that human interaction should be encouraged for dogs seized and housed for legislative purposes.
The Code of Practice also allows for public access to establishments during working hours, and by appointment for after hours or on weekends.
Cardinia Shire Council refuses to advise Rocket's owners where their dog is housed. They are depriving the right of their own rate payers and voters to visit their dog, and depriving Rocket of the interaction with his owners.
Additionally, Cardinia Shire Council are refusing to provide updates on the wellbeing of Rocket to Rocket's owners.
The actions of Cardinia Shire Council do not reflect the directions given by the Department of Primary Industries, State Government of Victoria.
We, the undersigned, call on the Cardinia Shire Council to advise Rocket's owners of his location, allow Rocket's owners to visit him and to provide regular updates as to his welfare.
The Cardinia Shire Council - Let Rocket's Owners Visit! petition to Cardinia Shire Council was written by Anti BSL Coalition and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.