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Pitbull Dogs Seized In Cornwall Could Be Put Down

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1:02pm 7th August 2013
(Updated 1:02pm 7th August 2013)

Pit bull-type dogs seized in Cornwall and Devon could be put down.

It is after a couple admitted selling them illegally.

The creatures were seized in Torpoint, Tavistock and Newquay amongst other places, but are now back with their owners.

Detective Inspector Praveen Naidoo said police will have to stick to strict rules:

"Many of the owners have bought them, not understanding the true nature of those dogs, and it's really important for us to acutally inform those owners. To make sure that the possession of those dogs was in fact lawful, and that they understood the risk that they were taking themselves in owning those dogs.

"Dogs are quite often the product of what the owners bring them up to be. But, by the same token, pitbull-type dogs are a type of dog that have been bred for fighting and have a certain temperament about them which can enable them to be far more aggressive and far more ferocious when they do choose to attack. But that being said, dogs can be owned quite safely provided certain conditions are met."

"Pitbull type dogs have the potential to cause significant harm and Devon and Cornwall Police will always take every step to ensure our communities remain a safe places to live."

In total, 26 dogs were seized across the south west as part of Operation Doorstep Two and they are subject to Contigent Destructuion Orders (CDOs).

Sergeant Tony Whitting, from the Force dog section said: "Any seized dog is kennelled in council licensed kennels where the staff have experience of dealing with these types of dog, they are well looked after and fed correctly. Some dogs do get stressed in kennels and will lose weight.

"We do everything we can to minimise this and return the dogs registered as quickly as possible which will reduce the stress but every dog copes differently. If a seized dog has a medical condition then a vet sees them and it is treated accordingly. A vet sees every dog before it is returned to its owner."

"Unfortunately someone breeding illegal dogs in this area has caused this problem.  People should research and know what type of dog they are purchasing so this doesn’t arise. Police have to seize dogs which include Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs which are illegal to possess unless exempted as they are defined by the Dangerous Dogs Act."

1:02pm 7th August 2013

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