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DEFA seeks to deport illegal dog

Tue, 14 Feb 2017


The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture says a dog seized by authorities last week is likely to be returned to the UK.

Rex - who recently came to the Island from a UK dog shelter - was identified as being a pit bull terrier type dog, which is prohibited from import under Manx legislation.

The Department was made aware of the presence of a suspected illegal dog last month, before a trained expert from the UK was brought in to confirm the breed.

In a statement, DEFA confirmed it's not minded to seek the destruction of the dog, but is keen to ensure he is transferred back to England.

The Manx owner of the dog didn't know his breed, or that such dogs were illegal.

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