To: DEFRA and Avon & Somerset Police Commissioner

Save Sky - Release Sky and Let Her Live

22/01/18 - Great news in from Bristol Crown Court today ~ Sky is allowed to live - We Won!

A fantastic result for Sky - the Crown Court made a contingent destruction order; Sky is going to live with a new keeper :)

Previously, Sky's case was heard before the High Court in London on the 10th November, the Court reserved Judgment at that time, we later received fantastic news as a favourable Judgment was received for Sky's case which also has huge implications for other dogs caught up under the sae legal nightmare.

It has been a long drawn out battle for us to reach this day!

Our huge thanks to Sky's legal team - Wheldon Law solicitors, Barrister Pamela Rose and Cathryn McGahey QC and all our wonderful supporters and Save Sky from BSL who have stood with us all the way and never given up.
More news to follow on Sky's journey to freedom xx

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Save Sky - Release Sky and Let Her Live

We, the undersigned, request Sky is released and her life be spared in accordance with the Crown Court order of August 2016.

Let Sky live and repeal failed breed specific legislation.

Why is this important?

The life of a much loved, innocent dog named Sky is hanging in the balance, due to breed specific legislation (BSL).

Sky is a loving friendly, healthy, innocent four year old dog who has never put a paw wrong, she has a responsible and caring family and fantastic new home waiting for her but she is held locked away on canine death row.

Bristol Crown Court ordered Sky be exempted to her new keeper in August last year but Avon and Somerset Police disputed the order and DEFRA refused to register the dog to the new keeper.  Avon & Somerset Police also recently tried to prevent the current stay of execution from being extended which would have put Sky at immediate risk of destruction.

Sky and her mum are now locked into a long and exhaustive legal battle to try to save her.

This is BSL in action, in the UK: A total shambles aimed at responsible dog owners and their innocent canine companions, a complete waste of public funds and resources, there is no compassion, no fairness, no justice. Let Sky live and repeal failed Breed Specific Legislation.

#LetSkyLive #StandBySky #WeAreWithYou #EndBSL

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Reasons for signing

  • This dog is sound and a victim of circumstance only
  • I’ve never owned a dog, and I am therefore not what is commonly termed an ‘animal lover’. However, this seems so wrong to me. An innocent much-loved animal, whom the court has deemed exempt from Breed Specific Legislation, is at real risk of being callously destroyed. Please sign the petition.
  • Innocent. To take her away ftom her family makes this 'law' the dangerous, scary thing. This dog beds to go home. Unmuzzled.

Updates

2018-01-23 13:05:30 +0000
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Petition is successful with 13,482 signatures

2018-01-22 21:40:34 +0000

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2018-01-22 20:52:10 +0000

DDA Watch Update for Sky: Great news in from Bristol Crown Court today ~ Sky is allowed to live - We Won!
A fantastic result for Sky - the Crown Court made a contingent destruction order; Sky is going to live with a new keeper :)

Previously, Sky's case was heard before the High Court in London on the 10th November, the Court reserved Judgment at that time, we later received fantastic news as a favourable
Judgment was received for Sky's case which also has huge implications for other dogs caught up under the same legal nightmare.

It has been a long drawn out battle for us to reach this day!

Our huge thanks to Sky's legal team Wheldon Law - Dog Law Specialists Barrister Pamela Rose and Cathryn McGahey QC and all our wonderful supporters and Save Sky from BSL who have stood with us all the way and never given up.
More news to follow on Sky's journey to freedom xx

2017-10-27 05:06:52 +0100

The outcome of Sky's hearing before the High Court is also important for other dogs caught in the same legal nightmare under BSL and for lovely Sky herself, who has never put a paw wrong and should be with the people who love her and have fought so long and hard to save her.
Great teamwork from barrister Pam Rose, Wheldon Law - Dog Law Specialists, Team DDA Watch Ltd, Team Sky - Save Sky from BSL and all our volunteers and supporters who have worked away tirelessly to help bring Sky home and towards obtaining a High Court outcome Sky so desperately needs along with any other dog in the same awful predicament under barbaric BSL.

2017-10-27 05:05:17 +0100

Sky's case is being heard before the High Court in London on the 10th November.
Her case is supported and funded by DDA Watch Ltd and thanks to your amazing support we along with our friends at Team Sky have raised a pawsome £5,096.74 for Sky; we have now paid £4,705.00 from this to the case solicitor in respect of the judicial review proceedings - this payment includes counsel fee, solicitor fee with a substantial charitable discount given to DDA Watch, the balance of court fees and a deduction re costs from the police.

2017-04-20 15:24:27 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2017-04-20 02:23:04 +0100

Today marks a year since Sky was seized under BSL - a year sat in a kennel even though she has a loving home to go to and the court has ordered her exempted! Please keep sharing and cross-posting Sky's petition - thank you for your support everyone XX

2017-04-04 22:26:17 +0100

WHELDON LAW NEWSFLASH!
For those of you following Sky's case, after a lengthy hearing today, the judge at Bristol Crown Court has agreed to state a case. This means that a higher court will now consider Sky's case. Great teamwork from Pam Rose, Wheldon Law, DDA Watch and Team Sky.

2017-04-04 02:50:28 +0100

There is a court hearing taking place on the 4th April regarding the CDO extension (Sky was recently granted a last minute stay of execution to the 5th April).

2017-03-31 17:13:12 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2017-03-29 21:56:17 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-03-29 19:34:14 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-03-29 18:18:05 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-03-29 18:02:57 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-03-29 17:56:30 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-03-29 17:49:22 +0100

10 signatures reached