R (Sandhu) v Isleworth Crown Court

The High Court last week ruled that pit bull type dogs that are unable to live with their legal owners can instead live with a registered keeper.  The High Court found that this does not amount to making a gift or transfer of ownership.  The judgment means that Bullet and Cuddles, who have been in kennels for just under two years because their owner is serving a sentence of imprisonment, can now live with a registered keeper, saving them from certain destruction.

It is hoped that the ruling will save many dogs from unecessary destruction.

The Claimant was represented by Pamela Rose.