After Buddy was seized, Jess set up an online petition to save him, which received more than 50,000 signatures from all over the world – including one from the boys’ grandfather.
‘To have the support of the boys’ family meant a great deal. They actually said that, if it wasn’t for Buddy, they wouldn’t have one grandson here today,’ he told New Idea in an exclusive interview.
NSW police have advised they will ‘not be seeking an order to destroy Buddy’, after a council spokeswoman told The Sydney Morning Herald: ‘It is likely that the dog was acting in reasonable defence of the nine-year-old boy.’
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