Alex Easton MLA has reacted with astonishment and deep concern on hearing of the news that Assisi Animal Sanctuary has been forced to stop talking dogs due to a noise complaint.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is truly a shocking state of affairs Assisi formerly Whitespots has been there for over fifty years taking in vulnerable dogs and saving them, I am astonished that Council have taken action about a noise complaint especially as the Council have given funding to Assisi over the years and that the home for dogs has been there for over fifty years. Anyone living around Assisi would know that they had dogs and that dog’s bark when they moved there. This is just another stupid example of the Council being heavy handed and making ill judged and foolish decisions forcing Assisi to have to make this distressing decision not to take dogs for the present. I will contact Assisi and the Council and see if I can offer any help to try and resolve this ludicrous state of affairs, this is just so unfair on ASSISI.”