Freya - A Mastiff Injustice sign now

An English Mastiff called Freya was lost on the 22nd of May 2007.

She had just come into season and was being re-homed due to an child's allergy in her previous one. Startled by the new surroundings she got into a panic and ran. All the relevant authorities (including the police and Dog Warden) were notified in an attempt to aid her safe return.

Although there were a number of sightings, Freya was missing for a total of 18 days. During one of the capture attempts made by her new owner and friends, she was tempted with food and cornered but, panicked at the last moment, pushing past the owners Mother in Law which resulted in slight injuries to the woman's face when her glasses broke.

This was a simple accident - she was NOT bitten - though some media reports made out Freya was a dangerous dog.
The facts do not support that - and we have confirmed that in discussion with their representatives.

After this incident the responsible owner contacted the police for their help in finding Freya, their response was to scramble the helicopter and the armed response unit to shoot his dog. They denied the owner the right to try and catch his dog and would also not allow two dog wardens who were present to try a close capture of Freya.

The police sent the angry Dog Wardens away and instead chose to have Freya shot. Dead.

If - like us - you think the action of the Police was excessive and wrong, please sign the online petition via the link given below. We cannot bring Freya back, but we can protest at this heavy-handed, violent and needless action.

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Latest Signatures

  • 12 February 20161000. Hayley H
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 2016999. Iain J
    I support this petition
  • 07 February 2016998. Joyce F
    I support this petition
  • 05 February 2016997. Alastair Ayers
    The reaction taken by the police was out of order and over the top.
  • 30 January 2016996. Lynsey M
    would they of shot it if she were a westie???? no!! r.i.p freya.xx
  • 27 January 2016995. Diane R
    absolutely disgusted. With dogs the police seem to have limitless, excessive resources - but protect us from crime?!!!
  • 25 January 2016994. Joyce H
    I witnessed the whole incident there is no way Freya was a dangerous dog.She was lost hungry and scared, the only danger to the public was the police with their guns
  • 21 January 2016993. Ken C
    WHY? Crazy bloody gung-ho action ( becoming more like America every day ). Why do we have specially trained animal handlers if we are not going to let them do their jobs ?
  • 17 January 2016992. Hannah R
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2016991. Mandy Glenn
    I support this petition
  • 12 January 2016990. Anne M
    where does this all end?
  • 11 January 2016989. Bryony M
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 2016988. J H
    I am disgusted at the action the police took against Freya as an owner of an english mastiff I know they are lovely natured dogs and I fell sure that had the dog wardens been given a chance to gain her trust that they would have brought the situation to a
  • 11 January 2016987. Lisa L
    this is distgusting and something needs to be done to the people who shot the dog they should be out their shooting people who get into crime and trouble not poor dogs
  • 05 January 2016986. Janet F
    I think this was disgraceful and inhumane.
  • 01 January 2016985. Naomi K
    How very sad and certainly a case of HUGE over reacting
  • 28 December 2015984. Su B
    will you ever listen
  • 23 December 2015983. Zoe R
    This is totally disgusting and should NEVER have happened. Run Free Freya xx
  • 18 December 2015982. Anomiss Romero
    the shoe would of being on the other foot if it was ur dog shott AMBER HIGH this is a pertition for animal cruielty not for u to do a family slaggin match so AMBER i think u shud think before u speak this is the time for fryea and not the attenition put o
  • 18 December 2015981. Christina P
  • 16 December 2015980. Trevor P
  • 15 December 2015979. Julia S
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 2015978. Phyllis J
    Dogs are not target practise
  • 10 December 2015977. Erin Stephens
    What an absolutely disgusting way for the police to react. RIP Freya
  • 09 December 2015976. Darryl K
    I support this petition
  • 09 December 2015975. James M
    Trigger happy cops!
  • 26 November 2015974. Sarah Whitaker
    This is an injustice to all involved especially freya and her owners.

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