Cops prioritize safe return of ‘banned’ puppy

| 04/02/2014

(CNS): The police say they are well aware that keeping Rottweilers is subject to strict conditions under the Animals Law but that the safe return of a missing Rottweiler puppy remains their priority in the case. Rambo, a five month old pet, was stolen from the West Bay Fire Station during a break-in on Saturday 25 January while the crew was on an emergency call out. Although concerns had been raised about the fire station having a banned breed, police said  that tracing the dog, which has been missing for more than a week, is the most important issue and officers will deal with any possible legislative breach as part of the investigation.

“We can confirm that when we issued the release we were aware that Rottweilers are currently a prohibited breed and can only be kept under certain circumstances with conditions,” an RCIPS spokesperson stated. “Our concern at the moment is finding the dog and tracing the people responsible for theburglary. However, as part of the wider enquiry we are liaising with the owner and the Department of Agiriculture to address any other issues, and establish if any offences have been committed in relation to the possession of the dog.”

Rambo was stolen from his cage sometime between 10am and 1:15pm, when his owner and other staff were on a call.

The puppy is black and brown with a short tail and black markings running through the brown down to his paws. He has some very curly hair on his back close to his tail and was wearing a black nylon collar at the time of the theft.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why waste police time on the theft of such a low value piece of property?  Get some proportionality guys.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Smart thieves, they wouldn't want to meet him for the first time at age 9 months.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Read the Law. That will help you to establish if an offense has been committed. You can read, can’t you?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, prioritise the dog..killers, robbers and muggers have no fear, all attention is on the dog.

      The world has gone politically correct insane.

  4. Anonymous says:

    uh yeah….. right. selective enforcement?   doubt it….. way more likely no enforcement. big big joke

  5. Fred the Piemaker says:

    RCIPS – We need to find it so we can apply the law and have it destroyed!

    Not sure which is more incredible, the prospect of the police actually finding the burglars and the dog, or their then applying the law on dangerous dogs.  Either way, the idea that they are prioiritising the interests of the puppy a tad misplaced CNS 

    • John says:

      The dog does not need to be destroyed.  I have worked in dog shelters and I have trained dogs, including pits, mastiffs, rotties, etc.  The breed is not dangerous, the way the breed is trained is what makes it dangerous.  Don't penalize any animal for poor training by its owners. 

      • Anonymous says:

        But ensure it is spayed/neutered and penalize the owners AS THE LAW REQUIRES!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Why a banned breed? Isn't a Dalmation right and propper?

    • Anonymous says:

      What the …… banned breed or not, the police are "priotrizing" to find the puppy????? How many of you out there have had their dogs stolen? and nothing absolutely nothing has been done?  How come the preferential treatment?


      I think though we are losing insight on this.  The thing that I don't understand is how come the police are not questioning on WHERE DID HE GET THIS PUPPY??? Banned breeds are NOT TO BE BRED, they are to be spayed and nuetured.  How come the vets dock and crop, and the RCIPS nor the Agricultural department doesn't do a damn thing about it.  How come vets are treating the "banned breed puppies" without notifying the proper authorities, for these dogs should be spayed and nuetured.  Again, laws passed, but only enforced on certain people!!!!