I need some help, I can not get my head around the laws and am sick as a dog, but need to get the ball rolling so thought I would ask here.
I have been in contact with a girl who has had her dog seized.
So far this is what I know about it:
Dog got out in storms last week, council say she has to pay $10 000 in fines or have dog PTS as he is chipped as a Pitty Cross.
Owner told me that ages ago she got a breed ID done, as council asked her to, she then got a letter asking about getting a temp test - this was never done and council never followed it up - Owner forgot all about it (so did council, and this is not like our council at all, so I am not sure if it was an official Breed ID she got done?)
I just need to know where we stand - if the Breed ID she did get done was the real thing, is there any way she can get out of this?
If the breed ID was not the real thing, how do I go about getting this poor dog out of the pound and get the ball rolling to get him breed IDed and Temp Test?
I was involved in this stuff a few years ago, but i have forgotten it all and it is doing my head in trying to sort it out.
Also - are Pitty X's a restricted breed, or only full breed pittys?
ETA: We are in NSW