Published: 00:01, 12 September 2017
| Updated: 01:26, 01 March 2018
A voluntary group is campaigning to stop a dog, which was thrown out of a van, from being destroyed.
The pup, that has since been named Cleo, was abandoned on a country lane in High Halstow, in June.
Footage was shared online of her callous owner leaving her in the road before speeding off.
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She was taken in by Medway Council’s stray dog service and rehomed.
However, it later emerged that Cleo was suspected to be a banned breed and her adopter handed her back.
Medway Council were interested in getting an independent assessment to see whether or not Cleo was a pitbull type of dog.
The campaign group Fight Against Breed-Specific Legislation, has decided to take Cleo through the legal process that could save her life.
One member of the voluntary group, Gill Henderson said: “We are fundraising to try and cover the costs of Cleo’s legal battle.
“The money raised will allow her to be assessed by Dr Kendal Shepherd to see if she is a banned breed or not.”
If Cleo is found to be a breed which is banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act, an owner or a person who has been involved in her upbringing will have to come forward to prevent her from being put down.
Miss Henderson added: “It doesn’t need to end that way, we want to give her every chance of living.
“She is relying on us to set her free.”
The team is aiming to raise £1,300 for Cleo and need £640 to reach their target by Friday, September 22.
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