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Seized pet dogs back with owner
Hooch returns to his owner
Hooch is back with his owner
Two dogs saved from a destruction order by a magistrate earlier this week have been returned to their owner in east Belfast.

Mongrels Roxy and Hooch spent the last year in a dog pound, because it was thought they were pit bulls.

The animals were seized by Belfast City Council last January after a report that their owner, 64-year-old Irene Chambers, kept dangerous dogs.

However, on Wednesday a magistrate accepted the dogs were mongrels.

Dismissing the charges he said the dogs were owned by a "loving and caring lady".

Roxy has also been returned

Mrs Chambers cried when the ruling was made.

The dogs are now back home in Knock Way but have to be kept apart until they get used to each other again.

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