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    I have been searching trying to find the ultimate outcome of the court case about Tango the Amm Staf who the GCCC decided was a pitbull. I have the newspaper articles of 7 April 2010. It states the owners were going to still fight although they had both won but really lost. They said Tango was an AmStaff (so not applicable under Gold Coast Council rule to be destroyed) and the court said - "Therefore, as I am satisfied that the applicant has demonstrated that Tango is an AmStaff, it follows that Tango is also an APBT and is thus subject to the restrictions under the local laws referred above."

    Does anyone know what happend to poor Tango and her/his family.

    As many of you are, I am devastated about potential new Vic laws and can't stop thinking about a lovely dog I met a few weeks ago. A couple went out to Ipswich shortly after the flood after hearing on the radio about lots of abandoned dogs at the pound/shelter. They found a beautiful AmStaff male who is now the light of their lives. Very friendly, totally non-dog aggressive, doesn't need a lead for walks but they put one on anyway, in 6 months he has played with dogs at dog parks and even when challended by a dog will just look away and go back to his owner. He is so much loved. What about him if Qld follows Vic. I would have him in my home at the drop of a hat - personally I am not of fan of these types of breeds but he was just so nice. I know this couple would move to save their dog - but where to???

    Sorry for my rant - just random thoughts for the day.

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    I think they ended up moving house so that they could keep him, just over the QLD boarder. But he never did get put down.

    If these laws come to QLD I will be devastated. People's first impressions of my dogs are they are aggressive. But they are all bark no bite in reality which people see once they meet them.

    ... just found this post on another forum through google - its a story from the paper saying that he was deemed to not be a Pit Bull... http://www.dolforums.com.au/topic/21...o-for-council/
    Last edited by jadielee87; 08-30-2011 at 10:20 AM. Reason: Correct informaiton

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    That is great - the date is December 2010 so months after the last one I could find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepe001 View Post
    I have been searching trying to find the ultimate outcome of the court case about Tango the Amm Staf who the GCCC decided was a pitbull. I have the newspaper articles of 7 April 2010. It states the owners were going to still fight although they had both won but really lost. They said Tango was an AmStaff (so not applicable under Gold Coast Council rule to be destroyed) and the court said - "Therefore, as I am satisfied that the applicant has demonstrated that Tango is an AmStaff, it follows that Tango is also an APBT and is thus subject to the restrictions under the local laws referred above."

    Does anyone know what happend to poor Tango and her/his family.

    As many of you are, I am devastated about potential new Vic laws and can't stop thinking about a lovely dog I met a few weeks ago. A couple went out to Ipswich shortly after the flood after hearing on the radio about lots of abandoned dogs at the pound/shelter. They found a beautiful AmStaff male who is now the light of their lives. Very friendly, totally non-dog aggressive, doesn't need a lead for walks but they put one on anyway, in 6 months he has played with dogs at dog parks and even when challended by a dog will just look away and go back to his owner. He is so much loved. What about him if Qld follows Vic. I would have him in my home at the drop of a hat - personally I am not of fan of these types of breeds but he was just so nice. I know this couple would move to save their dog - but where to???

    Sorry for my rant - just random thoughts for the day.
    Nope they won the case eventually 6 years and $500,000 later they still live on the Gold Coast, Tango was returned to them. Obviously the whole story is LONG and winding. Council and their lawyers tried to pull out tricks on the defense and in the end they screwed themselves in the process. Tango's family plan on suing the GCCC for the costs of defending Tango. Due to this case and about 80 others here in Qld where people have sued the council the legislation has been changed.

    QLD Legislation now states specifically that "American Staffordshire Terriers are NOT American Pitbull Terriers" and "American Pitbull Terriers are not American Staffordshire Terriers" our legislation was also changed to say that Crossbreeds of APBT (or any other restricted breed) do not come under the legislation.

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