Panel intervenes for Queensland’s Seth and Jaxon

American Staffordshire Terriers, Seth (13 years) and Jaxon (10 months) are both on death row following allegations in August of an attack involving two persons, and a Pomeranian dog and a cat. Both animals were killed and one person received minor injuries. But the owner advised Sunshine City Council that it was her other dog, Tilly, who was responsible. Tilly was later put down at her owner’s request. However, on 18 August 2014 Sunshine CC declared Seth and Jaxon dangerous and issued the owner with destruction orders for both dogs. Seth and Jaxon’s application for review of the Council’s determinations commences on Monday, 1 December 2014 in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Seth and Jaxon have been impounded since 7 August 2014 and Seth has recently been struck with a debilitating illness that is yet to be diagnosed.

Panel counsel Michael De Waard will appear for the owner of Seth and Jaxon, instructed by solicitor, Hugh Powell of McInnes Wilson Lawyers. The Panel extends its grateful thanks to Mr De Waard and Mr Powell.