Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Retired Gwent Police Dog Doesn't Deserve Death

A police dog who saved his handler from an axe-wielding attacker has been put on death row at the end of his service, according to the handler's family.

Saxon, a five-year-old German Shepherd, protected Mike Townley, 47, many times during his time with Gwent Police.

But his licence has been withdrawn as he is now considered "unsafe". The last dog this happened to was destroyed. The Townleys want to keep Saxon as a pet.

This is a tragedy and should be fought against. An otherwise healthy dog, which has a responsible family that wants to adopt it, shouldn’t be put to death

To register your opposition to killing Saxon please e-mail the following policeauthority@gwent.pnn

How to contact Gwent Police A Division –
Newport Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Kevin Price Tel: 01633 244999 Police Headquarters Cardiff Road Newport NP9 2EH B Division –
Monmouthshire & Torfaen Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Paul Symes Tel: 01492 764711 Police Headquarters Glantorfaen Road Pontypool NP4 6YN C Division –
Caerphilly & Blaenau Gwent Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Alun Thomas Tel: 01495 223673 Police Headquarters Blackwood Road Pontllanfraith Blackwood NP2 2XA D Division –
(based at Police HQ) Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Ray Wise Tel: 01633 838111 “D” Division provides operational support to the territorial divisions through a range of specialisms thereby assisting them to realise their own objectives.

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