In a judgement published at 9.30am, VCAT President, Garde J, found that Mylo is not a restricted breed dog.
Mylo needs to be desexed before he can be released. It is anticipated this will be done quickly and that hopefully he will go home Friday. Mylo has been incarcerated for some 2 years and 7 months. There were 3 VCAT hearings, and 2 successful Victoria Supreme Court appeals, amongst others.
We hope to publish photos/video on Friday of Mylo’s handover to his owner, Jessica Gray and her daughter Brodie.
The Panel extends its grateful thanks to Panel counsel: Rebekah Sleeth (first VCAT hearing); Mary Anne O’Loughlin SC and Rupert Watters (first Supreme Court appeal); Carolyn Burnside (second VCAT hearing and exemption application to Governor in Council); Richard Kendall QC and Andrew Felkel (second Supreme Court appeal, and subsequent VCAT hearing on which Standard applied); Alexander Albert and Andrew Felkel (third VCAT hearing).
The Panel also extends its grateful thanks to successive law firms, Michael Faltermaier Lawyers, TurksLegal of Melbourne, and Holding Redlich of Melbourne.
You may read a copy of the judgement here.